Discover the Second World War at Bodmin Keep

Summer events at Bodmin Keep

This summer Bodmin Keep is offering something for everyone, with a wealth of Second World War themed activities and events.

Get close-up to curious objects that have been specially chosen by the museum’s Curators, find out about popular pastimes for soldiers, and discover how families made weird and wonderful food from limited rations. 

Learn how to do your hair and makeup 1940s style and meet our living history Second World War nurse to discover medical treatments on the battlefront during the D-Day landings.

There will be weekly local history walks uncovering the secrets of Bodmin’s US Army Camp, a special Second World War re-enactment day on 28 August, and free ‘Bodmin in the Second World War’ family history days at the Old Library on 4 and 5 September.

Summer events at Bodmin Keep
Summer events at Bodmin Keep

Jo Keenan, Learning and Participation Manager said:

‘We’ve planned events for summer with something for all ages. All programmed activities are included in the museum’s normal ticket price so there’s nothing extra to pay, and tickets last 12 months.’

The museum will be continuing with a range of Covid-safe measures to keep everyone as safe as possible.  Museum Director Mary Godwin said:

‘The safety of our visitors, staff and volunteers remains our priority so we’ve decided to extend our Covid-safe measures until the end of August.  This includes limiting number of people on site, asking everyone to continue to wear face coverings indoors, and providing an online pre-booking facility to avoid disappointment.  We hope that this will give our visitors added confidence and enhance everyone’s enjoyment of the great range of activities and events on offer.’

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Summer events at Bodmin Keep
Summer events at Bodmin Keep