Bodmin Keep welcomes visitors from Tuesday to Saturday.

We are still operating safely, with social distancing and limited numbers, so please book your visit in advance to avoid disappointment.   

Book your Visit


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 still explore our historic building via our online tour.

  • Dog friendly attraction!
  • £7 annual adult pass

Plan your visit

We are open from Tuesday to Saturday. Please pre-book your visit using our booking page.

Plan your visit


One of the best, if not the best military museum in the Country.  Steeped in history from days gone by of the Light Infantry to modern day… well worth a visit.

What's On

Concrete Castles Exhibition - artist and curator talk
October 22, 2021 AdultartArt ExhibitionArtist talkPre-Booked Only

FREE Concrete Castles Artists’ Talk

Join artists featured in the Concrete Castles exhibition on gallery as they explore their inspiration and art practice.  An informal...

October 26, 2021 DemonstrationsFamily FriendlyMulti generationalOctober Half TermWWII

Make Do and Mend

26, 27, 28, 29 & 30 September  Buying new clothes was rationed from June 1941 until 1949. Make Do and...

October 26, 2021 book a ticketFamily FriendlyMulti generationalWWII

Wartime Children’s Games and Pastimes

26 & 27  October   Discover some children’s games and pastimes during the Second World War and see how they...


Concrete Castles Exhibition - artist and curator talk
October 18th, 2021

Meet the Artists & Curator of Concrete Castles Exhibition!

Join us for two in gallery talks, both are FREE and are with the artists and curator of the excellent...

32nd Of Foot Drill and Demonstration Day
October 11th, 2021

Napoleonic Era Drills & Demonstrations at Bodmin Keep

We are thrilled to welcome back great friends of Bodmin Keep the living history group the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot....

Mau Mau Pistol
October 11th, 2021

The Homemade Pistol

This homemade pistol was captured by a solider from a Light Infantry regiment during their deployment in Kenya (1955-1957) to...

October Half Term activities
October 7th, 2021

Explore the Second World War with wartime games, weaponry talks & Make Do and Mend!

We have a full programme of Second World War themed family activities for all ages this October half term.  ...

A uniform displaying the epaulette's and breast plate
September 29th, 2021

From dashing red jackets to wellington boots.. how military uniforms evolve.

Uniform design has evolved over generations of warfare, shaped by the technology of war. Until the mid-19th century, gunpowder produced...

Boer War Egg
September 22nd, 2021

A Meal for Hungry Soldiers

The Boer War 1899 – 1902 The Boer War or the South African War dates from 1899 – 1902 and was fought...

Pill Box Overlooking the Beach at Sennen Cove
September 15th, 2021

Ghosts in the Landscape

In reaction to the threat of invasion by Nazi Germany in the summer of 1940, Britain hastily constructed multiple series...

September 14th, 2021


TO RAISE FUNDS FOR THE MUSEUM!  Help us care for the Light Infantry collection, preserve its heritage and share its...

Bodmin's Doughnut Dugout WW2
August 18th, 2021

Boosting morale by delivering coffee and doughnuts to homesick troops!

Wherever the American soldiers went, ladies of the American Red Cross would follow… America joined the war effort in December...