Properties and events in Bodmin 2017
Properties and events in Bodmin 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
Explore Bodmin Keep on Heritage Open Day
The Keep, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1EG
Cornwall's Regimental Museum is housed inside Bodmin Keep, the Grade II listed Victorian Army barracks, and heart of military life in Cornwall for…
Cornwall's Regimental Museum is housed inside Bodmin Keep, the Grade II listed Victorian Army barracks, and heart of military life in Cornwall for over 150 years.
Visitors can explore the site and its original features, including fireplaces, stone staircases and even a military police cell, which is dressed to the Cold-War era.
Inside the museum there is plenty to do, including children's craft activities, dressing up, bugle playing and much more!
The collections cover a date range of 1702 to 2007, spanning the Cornwall Militia and Volunteers, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and the national collection of the Light Infantry. Amazing objects in the museum include one of the largest pieces of the Berlin Wall in Britain, a pair of ostrich eggs dating from the Boer War, and the 'Washington Bible'.
There will be special guided tours for Heritage Open Day on Sunday the 10th September - The main site will be free to explore on this day, and tours will be taking place throughout the day. Booking is not necessary, but to avoid disappointment please contact us to check timings before your visit. Get in touch with the museum or see the website to find out more.
Cornwall's Regimental Museum is proud to be a dog friendly attraction.
- Sunday 9 September: 1000-1700, Tours TBC
No booking required
Our archive, library and large meeting room are on the ground floor and are fully accessible to people using wheelchairs. There is parking immediately to the rear of the museum. The museum is on the first and second floors, accessed via two flights of stairs and unfortunately, we don’t have a lift. If you are unable to access the museum via the stairs but wish to see or learn about a particular item or aspect of history, please get in touch and we will do all we can to assist.
Max 19 people per tour/session.
Bodmin Keep is situated just across the road from the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway. For SatNav please use the postcode PL31 1DU, which will take you to Bodmin Bowls Club, opposite to the museum’s free parking area. There are further details on the Visitor Information page of our website.
St Lawrence’s Church
Fiveways, West Heath Avenue, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 1QH
Bodmin Asylum Church, a cherished place of worship in the 21st century. Designed in the early English architectural style of the 19th century. The…
Bodmin Asylum Church, a cherished place of worship in the 21st century. Designed in the early English architectural style of the 19th century. The adjacent cemetery of the Canons Regular of the Lateran, located at the west end of the church and of the abbey of Mary and Petroc. Free exploration of the internal and exterior site. We are a participant in the national network---www.choralevensong.org---on the first sunday of every month at 6pm.
- Thursday 6 September: By appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Friday 7 September: By appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Saturday 8 September: By appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Sunday 9 September: 0845-1100 & then by appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Thursday 13 September: By appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Friday 14 September: By appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Saturday 15 September: By appointment with Sylvia Cooper
- Sunday 16 September: 0845-1100 & then by appointment with Sylvia Cooper
Contact: Sylvia Cooper Call: 01208 75561
Toilet difficult for disabled persons.
Max 57 people per tour/session. This is Cornwall's most central place of worship! We recommend the Borough Arms at nearby Dunmere, adjacent to the Camel Trail, for refreshments. Full details of bus timetables by visiting the Plymouth citybus website.
At west end of Bodmin, opposite the Roman Catholic abbey, beside the double roundabout. Easy access by National Rail train to Bodmin Parkway, then steam train to Bodmin General [wr] or Boscarne Junction [sr] stations; easy bus access with Plymouth citybus, First kernow, megabus[calls only at cornwall services at a30 victoria],National Express; Camel Trail access from Padstow, Wadebridge and Wenford Bridge via Bodmin jail.