Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Recognised as probably the finest Military Museum in the South West of England, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, a magnificent Grade II listed Victorian building constructed in 1857. The collection and displays cover 300 years of history, telling the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, volunteer militia and the The Light Infantry.

“The Keep” at Bodmin, which is a Grade II listed building, constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats, the collection tells the story of the County Regiment from 1702 until the present date. The displays cover the story of the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, the volunteers and volunteer militia and the successor Regiment, The Light Infantry.

A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts are clearly displayed and will appeal to all age groups, enhancing and bringing to life much of the country’s history covered in the National Curriculum. An extensive library and archive exists and willing volunteers will help you research family history.

Detailed exhibitions including uniforms, weapons, medals and regimental photographs are a must for those interested in the history of Cornwall. Look out for our star objects The George Washington Bible, The Harry Patch collection, and the largest section of the Berlin Wall in the country.

Contact

Tel: 01208 72810

Email: info@cornwalls-regimentalmuseum.org