Why Support Us?

Bodmin Keep is operated by a small independent charity, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum CIO, registered charity number 1174375.

We are dedicated to preserving the heritage of Cornwall’s Regiment and the national Light Infantry collection, and telling the important stories of the men who served with them.

The coming years are both exciting and challenging for the museum, with the trustees and Director actively working on major plans to transform the museum and secure its future for generations to come.

We have just two full-time permanent staff who are supported by grant-funded project staff and many dedicated volunteers.  Due to major changes to the support we receive from the Ministry of Defence on the horizon, we rely increasingly on generating our own income to enable us to operate the museum and care for the collections.

We are already working hard to increase our visitor numbers and earned income, and we’ve been very successful in attracting major project grants. We need to get the message out that every penny we raise from gifts and donations goes towards securing the future of the museum, caring for our collections, and telling our soldiers’ stories.

Donating is one way you can help support the museum. Every donation we receive, no matter how large or small, will make a huge difference.

Enable the museum to carry out its work in the future

We need your support to enable us to pass on knowledge and our unique collections to future generations.  We rely on income from our supporters to preserve and display our important collections for the present and future public benefit. You can play a vital part in the museum’s success. 

You can make a one off or regular donation in the following ways, or there are many other ways you can help support the museum.  

How can I help?
Cornwall's Regimental Museum Exterior

Make a donation:

Online – Click the button above to donate to the museum.

By Cash – if you’re in the area pop in to the museum. You can leave your donation in one of our donation boxes or speak to a member of staff.

By Card – You can donate securely by card either in person or over the telephone. Just call us on 01208 72810.

By Cheque – Please make donations payable to Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. You can drop your cheque into the museum or post it to:

Mary Godwin, Director, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, PL31 1EG

Direct Debit – If you’d like to set up a direct debit for any amount, large or small, please get in touch.

Don’t forget to Gift Aid it! If you are a UK taxpayer, we can claim back up to 25% of your donation from HMRC with no extra cost to you.  Just fill in a gift aid form and return it along with your donation.

Download a Gift Aid Form or contact us.


The Sir John Moore Room at Cornwall's Regimental Museum

A monetary donation is just one way that you can help to support the museum. 

There are many other ways you can get involved and help to support the great work we do.


More Ways to Support The Museum