Leave a Gift in Your Will

We are a small registered charity and gifts made to us in the Wills of our supporters are extremely important to us.  Leaving a gift in your Will means that you can support the museum’s long-term future and help us to preserve and share with others the memory of our Regiments. Every penny from gifts received goes towards securing the future of the museum, caring for our collections and telling our soldiers’ stories.  Every gift, in every Will, however large or small, will make a difference.

Caring for the Collections: Collections manager places a Light Infantry hat into a box at Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Caring for the collections

Caring for the collections of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry and Light Infantry regiments is a critical part of our work. Without the museum, the heritage of the Regiments would be at risk.

As a charity, the museum entrance fees we receive from visitors are vital and we are working hard to increase our income from this source, but it isn’t nearly enough to cover our ongoing costs.



The gifts that generous supporters leave us in their Wills will be a vital part of the museum’s future success and essential if we’re to continue conserving the museum collection, sharing the proud histories of the DCLI and LI with a wide public, and maintaining our magnificent historic Grade II listed building.

Can you help us to secure our future and to remember the Regiments that you and your loved ones are passionate about?

An officer of the Grenadier company. Circa 1827
The DCLI insignia on the Museum's memorial decorated with bright red knitted poppies

Thank You

If you are considering leaving us a gift in your Will, thank you. Every gift makes a lasting difference. Rest assured that any gift that you leave will be used wisely and effectively.

If you would like to leave us a gift in your Will, your solicitor will need to know our charity name which is Cornwall’s Regimental Museum, and our charity number, which is 1174375.  If you have any questions or concerns your solicitor will be able to advise.

You do not have to inform us of your intentions.  However, if you would like to do so then it will allow us to thank you, and to show you our gratitude for your support.


If you would like any further information or to have an informal conversation, please contact the Museum Director Mary Godwin.

Tel: 01208 72810

Email:  director@bodminkeep.org

By post: Bodmin Keep: Cornwall’s Army Museum, The Keep, Bodmin, PL31 1EG