School Visits

We love welcoming schools to Bodmin Keep

Learning about heritage in an out-of-classroom environment is invaluable and can really make a subject come alive for the pupils. 

Our museum is jam-packed with fascinating artefacts and stories, covering centuries of social history, war and soldiers’ stories.

Get hands on with History

We have uniforms to try on, a World War One Trench to explore and artefacts to touch and feel.

We believe that a museum visit should be memorable, fun and inspiring and our galleries tell stories that provoke discussion, challenge attitudes, and explore themes of conflict and humanity. 


School Sessions 

Topics cover the Boer War, World War One & World War Two 

Our museum led sessions all link to the National Curriculum and cover Key Stage 2, Key 3, Key Stage 4 and Post 16 years.  

Take a look at all the museum led sessions available on a visit to Bodmin Keep here:

Primary School Sessions

Secondary School & Colleges Sessions

We have a large room available for lunch and workshops, and an outdoor picnic area for use when the sun is shining!

To book a visit, please download and complete a booking form at the bottom of this page and return to

If you would like to discuss a school visit or arrange a pre-visit  please call Jo Keenan on: 01208 72810 or email

Thank you cards from St Nicolas School
Thank you cards from Ford Primary School

Bodmin Keep is operated by Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, an independent registered charity, and all proceeds from our educational activities support the work of the museum.

Further Information...

Keep Kids! Learning Resource

Discover our learning resource ‘Keep Kids!

It’s topic based, full of interesting facts and fun activities to try at home or school. 

All the issues are here

kids at the keep


£4 per child for Museum led visit. This is where a member of our team delivers a workshop (s) for a group.

£6 per child if your booking includes the military-style team building session delivered by Major ‘Spanner’ Manley. 

£2 per child for self led visit. A teacher or group leader delivers their own visit and activities. 

Accessibility & Special Educational Needs: 

We warmly welcome groups with special educational needs and can provide quiet spaces, an area for rest or lunch, and even opening times to suit.  Please contact Learning and Participation Manager, Jo Keenan, to discuss your requirements 01208 72810 or

Go to the Visit Us section of the website for information about the physical accessibility of the museum.

You can also download our Easy Read Pre-Visit Guide to help plan your visit.

Transport Grants 

Grants for school transport can be applied for from Cornwall Heritage Trust.

For more information click here 


Remembrance Day Craft

Frequently Asked Questions

You might find these frequently asked questions helpful for planning your school visit. 







Young Curators, Bodmin keep,

 Arts Award

We’re an Arts Award supporter and are keen help pupils doing Arts Award at any level.


Arts Award Supporter