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Cornwall's Regimental Museum

Castle Canyke Road | The Keep, Victoria Barracks, Bodmin PL31 1EG, England
+44 1208 72810
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Quite simply superb

Well, my opinion is subjective because the visitor must have some element of interest in a military... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
plymouth
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Plymouth, Devon
Very good visit

Took my 10 year old son with me for the visit. Both really enjoyed it. Very interesting and... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Philip G
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Although Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is situated within one of Bodmin’s most imposing historic buildings, the old Army Keep, we are a fun and friendly attraction, suitable for all the family. Situated close to the Bodmin and Wenford Steam railway station, we house one of the finest military collections in the South West. Our displays include uniforms through the ages, paintings and decorative arts, photographs, superb medals, and an outstanding collection of weaponry. Join us for one of our many events, including 'Living History' days, or just come along to browse our collection. While you're here why not have a go at our museum quiz, or give the bugle a go! Admission rates 2017 ADULT Admission: £6, which includes an annual pass Children 5 and under are FREE. Ages 5-18 are £2. Family Passes (2 adults and up to 4 children) £15. Dogs are welcome!
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Castle Canyke Road | The Keep, Victoria Barracks, Bodmin PL31 1EG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well, my opinion is subjective because the visitor must have some element of interest in a military museum. Goodness knows how many years I have planned to visit and, finally, I did today, taking a 1924 commercially-produced book of photographs of the DCLI in India...More

Thank plymouth
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your glowing review! We're delighted that you made it for a visit, and that we lived up to your expectations once here. Thank you for the donation of your photographic book, I'm sure it was much appreciated - indeed, our...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Took my 10 year old son with me for the visit. Both really enjoyed it. Very interesting and informative. Spent 90 mins and was thoroughly impressed. Will be using the yearly ticket again.

Thank Philip G
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your kind review, we're delighted that both you and your son enjoyed your visit. We will look forward to seeing you in the museum again sometime soon.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Set in the original barracks the museum is a fascinating story of the history of the regiment. Good displays of medals and uniforms as well as explaining the context of the actions the regiment has been involved in. See if you can get a note...More

Thank Sam3314
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for leaving us a 5-star review, it's much appreciated. We're delighted that you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to seeing you again sometime.

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I visited this museum for the first time after getting reduced admission from visiting the Bodmin railway earlier in the day. The museum traces the history of the various Cornish regiments from the American war of independence through to peace keeping roles in Bosnia. There...More

Thank Trev B
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for leaving us a review. We're delighted that you're hoping to return soon, and we'll look forward to your visit!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Lots of military memorabilia and a reminder of how our ancestors fought - so very hands on. So many stories, your heart goes out to what those men went through and such a reminder of their sacrifices and yet we are all still sacrificing our...More

Thank Rita W
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

I Was amazed that entry to the museum is free for certain elements of serving and ex serving Regimental members but to other serving and ex forces personnel admission is full price ? Outrageous One rule for one and one for others ? Surely all...More

Thank Robert B
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Hi Robert, thank you for raising your concerns with us. I'm sure you understand that due to the threat to the museum's MOD funding, paired with our rising running costs, we feel that we must charge admission, however much we wish we didn't have to....More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

I spotted this museum from the railway and thought I would take a look around. I was not disappointed and enjoyed seeing all the exhibits in this well structured museum. As you walk through you experience in stages the historic to the modern era. I...More

Thank Bob L
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for leaving us such a lovely review - we're delighted that you enjoyed your first ever visit to a military museum. Let's hope it's the first of many! Thank you for visiting and we hope to see you again sometime soon.

Reviewed 17 September 2017

My wife and I visited on a typical rainy Cornish Sunday. We took the guided tour around the site and spent a couple of hours looking at the varied and interesting displays. Parking isn't easy to find nearby so best to visit on a Sunday...More

Thank JimandCarol71
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you for your review - it seems that you were fortunate enough to visit us on one of our special open days! We don't often do guided tours except by prior arrangement. This may be why you found the parking so busy. The museum's...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

a very well lit and well laid out museum. we went because of family connections of the duke of cornwalls regiment. we had our dog and our grandson, both were made welcome. agreat display of the regiments history, uniforms, arms and medals including eight VCs....More

Thank Michael M
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review! We're so pleased that you came to visit us, and we hope that you learned something about your family connections with the DCLI. Did you know that we have a volunteer research team who help over 300...More

Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a gloomy morning as an activity to keep us all entertained on a pretty grey and gloomy morning Adam activity to while away a couple of hours. From the beginning we were greeted in a warm and friendly manner from the lady...More

Thank AndrewRyder
Sophie H, Marketing Manager at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2017

Thank you for your lovely review, we're delighted that you enjoyed your visit despite the weather! We like to think we're a great attraction no matter what the weather - we even have a picnic area outside where people can sit and enjoy the sunshine......More

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S L
2 August 2016|
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Response from Sophie H | Property representative |
Yes, we have a limited amount of free parking at the rear of the museum. There is also limited free on-street parking alongside the museum in Castle Canyke Road and a Pay and Display car park 100 metres level walk along... More
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