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Cornwall's Regimental Museum

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Address: Castle Canyke Road | The Keep, Victoria Barracks, Bodmin PL31 1EG, England
Phone Number:
+44 1208 72810
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Although Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is situated within one of Bodmin’s...

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 the best military collection 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.

Dogs are welcome!

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Good place to pass time

This is a great place to kill an hour or so, you can see some of the weapons and learn all about the wars.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 August 2016
Tanya A
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a great place to kill an hour or so, you can see some of the weapons and learn all about the wars.

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Bodmin, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Low cost day out for visitors and locals alike. Larger than expected and every time I go I see something new and really interesting...

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We have a new exhibition on Sir John Moore opening in the next two weeks, and if you didn't see it on your last visit we have just opened one of our cells and furnished it with relevant items. More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I was very impressed with the size of the collection, the history of the regiment, and their Battle Honours. The museum is a wonderful way to engage with the history of the regiment, and the staff were really helpful and very interesting.

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments regarding our Museum and collection. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

If you have a keen interest in military history this is a very detailed look at a regiment and it's journey through the various wars and conflicts Britain has been involved in. The cabinet devoted Harry Patch is done very well and is a fitting tribute. As you progress through the Berlin Wall room is worth the entrance fee alone... More 

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards More 

Bideford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

8 VCs and the largest collection of military weapons and history I have seen outside a major city musuem what a great attraction (and the dog was welcome too) We had a discount as we had visited the steam railway opposite

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to seeing you, and your dog, again soon. Regards More 

Gloucester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

What a fantastic museum, great welcome and interesting chap on the entrance. The museum has so much on display and information to read that its difficult to take it all in during one visit, Thankfully the entrance price allows you to visit as many times as you like during 12 months. Spent two hours here today and the time flew... More 

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hopefully we will see you again soon so that you can see more of our collection. Regards More 

Pendoggett, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

This lovely building if full of army memorabilia and uniforms, the staff are informative and knowledgeable. Everyone should go and get the feeling of what the British Army means.

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Museum. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you again soon. Regards More 

north camp farnborough
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

good , interesting , a lot more to see than you think from the outside , staff really freindly beware there are alot of stairs

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind comments. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the visit to our Museum and look forward to seeing you again soon More 

St Keverne, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is an amazing museum its informative with great displays along with artifacts plus you can dress up in uniform as well. Plus the volunteers will let you handle a decommissioned rifle for a photo shoot its all great fun and make sure you give it plenty of time as we spent 3hrs and did not take it all in.... More 

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

We are pleased that you enjoyed the activities that we held during the School holidays, and found our Museum enjoyable. We will be having some more activities for the youngsters during the week 28 May to 4 June (how quickly have the school holidays come around again?) and these and our other events are advertised on our Facebook Page, Cornwall's... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have visited this venue on a number of occasions. The last time was to find out about a soldier from the regiment with the same surname as me. We found this soldiers name on the memorial at the Menin Gate at YPRES in Belgium. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable . The museum itself is very interesting and... More 

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freddy01726, Museum Assistant at Cornwall's Regimental Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review - we are glad you enjoyed your visit More 

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