The museum

Explore Bodmin’s historic Army Keep. Discover extraordinary tales of military life across 300 years in a place that’s steeped in history.

  • Dog friendly attraction!
  • £6 annual adult pass

Plan your visit

The Museum welcomes visitors all year round, with seasonal changes to opening hours. We warmly welcome people with special needs, groups and special visits.

Plan your visit


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

March 8, 2020 AdultBoer WarSiege of Lucknow

Emily Hobhouse talk

Learn about Victorian welfare campaigner, feminist and pacifist Emily Hobhouse with our Curatorial Intern Katie Sawyer.  This event celebrates International...

March 8, 2020 artCrafternoonFamily Friendly

International Women’s Day Crafternoon

Create your own inspirational girl or woman from paper to take home. 

March 8, 2020 EventsExhibition

Role of women in The Siege of Lucknow – talk

Celebrate International Women’s Day by finding out about the role of women during The Siege of Lucknow in 1857. Join...


Citizen Curators 2020, Bodmin Keep, Cornwall's Regimental Museum, Volunteers,
December 3rd, 2019

The Diary of a Citizen Curator…

After last year’s successful “Music, Military and Morale” exhibit, the new cohort of Citizen Curators are preparing to get to...

Bodmin Barracks Gymnasium, Bodmin keep
November 21st, 2019

Bugle Calls, Drills and Pints of Tea! A Soldier’s life at Bodmin Barracks

Life as a Soldier at Bodmin Barracks.  Bodmin Keep was built in 1859 as a headquarters for the Royal Cornwall...

Nurse Olive Barnicoat_drawing, Bodmin EMS, WW2
November 19th, 2019

Nurse Olive Barnicoat’s Autograph Album

Hospital Care before the National Health Service  Before the NHS was created, patients had to face an unequal treatment system...

The Lucknow Counterpane - The blue and red panels were taken from the uniforms of dead soldiers.
November 18th, 2019

The Indian Mutiny & The Final Relief of Lucknow

British Rule in India – A Growing Unrest   In the mid-19th century there was growing discontent with British Rule...