Bodmin Keep welcomes visitors from Tuesday to Saturday, 10AM – 5PM (last entry 4pm).

Pre-booking is not required apart from the Half term Holiday 22nd – 26th February which you can book via Eventbrite.

Visitors are required to wear a mask throughout their visit to protect themselves, other visitors, volunteers and staff.

We look forward to welcoming you to the museum!

Online Shop

We have some great gifts in our online museum shop! From books to children’s gifts and souvenirs.

It’s a great way of supporting the museum when you are unable to visit or need a gift for someone special. 

Learning Resources

We’ve added lots of content to our website to aid learning and inspiration from home – so do check out our Learning resources page to help with home learning.


The Keep News 

And don’t forget to keep in touch with us via social media and sign up to The Keep News for all the latest news. (Sign up is at the bottom of this page!) 


Online Tour!

You can explore our historic building via our online tour.


  • Dog friendly attraction!
  • £7 annual adult pass

Plan your visit

Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday

10AM – 5PM (last entry 4PM).


Thanks for a great day, my boys loved dressing up and handling the guns.  The museum was very interesting and the boys enjoyed the quiz as we went around.  Lovely staff too, thanks.

What's On

sound installation from IWM
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sound installation from IWM
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New Sound Installation narrated by the Kernow King.

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Cornwall Tourism Award 2020/21
January 11th, 2022

Finalist at the Cornwall Tourism Awards

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Queen Victoria, Boer War Tin, South Africa, Boer War, New Year Tin, Gift from the Queen
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Soldiers in the Trenches of WWI
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The Christmas Truce

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