Bodmin Keep is one of Cornwall’s most prestigious buildings. In the First World War it was an enlistment centre for new soldiers heading out to the trenches. During the Second Word War it was a training camp for American GI’s preparing for D Day and during the Cold War, the site was home to the Joint Services School for Linguists (JSSL) also known as The School for Spies!
And this summer we are taking visitors back to that time of espionage and code breaking with a programme of ‘Spy School’ activities for all the family!
Visitors can learn morse code, test their memory skills, make paper, create invisible ink and dress as a spy! There will also be an opportunity to get up close to some fascinating objects with ‘Curators’ Curiosities and see a new exhibition ‘Suited and Booted’ which explores a soldier’s uniform construction and production throughout the generations. And the exhibition curator Fran will be giving family friendly tours too!
There are different activities programmed each day, some are free as part of museum admission and some extra special spy themed activities are separate to a museum visit and have a small additional fee.
Bodmin Keep is a family friendly museum with refreshments available and a picnic area and where the family dog is welcome too!