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

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: Monday to Saturday

10AM – 5PM (last entry 4PM).


I am not a military enthusiast, but the main exhibition room kept me fascinated and enthralled for an hour and a half!

What's On

May 28, 2022 Adultbook a ticketFREEPre-Booked OnlyTresorys Kernow

Metalsmithing Workshop – 16+ years

Saturday 28 May    During the Second World War women often crafted their own accessories including jewellery from patterns published...

May 31, 2022 BushcraftEventsEx MilitaryFREEMulti generationalSurvival SkillsTresorys Kernow

Bushcraft and Survival Skills

31 May and 1 June    Learn how to start a fire using everyday materials in survival situations with retired...

May 31, 2022 Family FriendlyFREEMulti generationalTresorys KernowWWII

Wartime Beauty Hacks

Explore wartime beauty hacks with Bodmin hair and make-up artist Carolyn Maddox! Learn about the creative ways women met their...


Cornish Treasures
May 16th, 2022

Cornish Treasure!

There’s a wealth of treasures to be discovered in our Cornish towns. A project to breathe new life into Cornish...

Volunteers Needed
May 10th, 2022

Your Museum Needs You!

Volunteers Needed Be part of Bodmin’s heritage and join the friendly team at the Keep. We are a museum in...

May 9th, 2022

The Master Military Tailor

This week I’m delving into a book of clothing pattern drafts compiled by Brigadier W R Richards from the Royal...

Summer Half Term Promo
May 3rd, 2022

Bushcraft to Beauty – Workshops and Crafts at Bodmin Keep!

SUMMER HALF TERM: Tuesday 31 May – Saturday 4June This Summer half term, we have lots of FREE fun activities...

prosthetic arm and attachments
April 25th, 2022

Mending War Torn Limbs

The high levels of injury caused to arms and legs, from shells, bullets, and frost bite during the First World...

Hard Tack Biscuit Frame
April 25th, 2022

Playing with food

This is a hard tack biscuit from World War one which has been fashioned into a photo frame. Similar hard...

Ceylon Egg Cup
April 25th, 2022

The Egg Cup Carved in Ceylon from an African Tree

The Boer War The Boer War dates from 1899 – 1902 and was fought between the British Empire and two independent Boer states, the South...

Stable Belt - Serjeant Grenfell
April 12th, 2022

Serjeant Grenfell’s Embroidered Stable Belt

A stable belt is a striped coloured belt made of webbing, worn by the armed forces.  Every regiment and corps of the British...

March 21st, 2022

Eyes Everywhere! – The Cornish Home Guard

During the Second World War and only 4 days after Churchill had become Prime Minister, his war secretary Anthony Eden...

Copeland Plate
March 18th, 2022

Copeland Hot Water Plates

Dating back to the early 1840s, these plates were made for the 32nd Regiment of Foot to take to India...

George Ellis Competition eating Bananas
March 16th, 2022

George Ellis Photography Competition

During the February Half Term we held a competition for visitors to re-create a war time photograph from the George...

Easter activities at Bodmin Keep
March 15th, 2022

Easter Family Fun at Bodmin Keep

This Easter, we have lots of fun activities on offer for all the family.  They are all included at no...