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Military tourist attraction to hold action packed half-term week of events

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Dress up fun at Bodmin Keep (Image: Simon Maycock Photography)

Bodmin Keep: Cornwall’s Army Museum is set to host an action-packed half-term week this February, offering living history displays, arts and craft workshops, weapons handling sessions and even a ‘free day’.

On February 10, the museum will host two living history displays.

These will be from the West Country Tommies, a WW1 re-enactment group, and The D-Day Dodgers, whose displays are based around the second battalion, 4th Division Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry (DCLI) and the British involvement in the 1943-1945 Italian campaign in WWII.

The museum, on February 12, will throw its doors open for free, making it the perfect opportunity for new visitors to experience and explore the three hundred years of military history on display.

Falmouth Packet: The West Country Tommies at Bodmin KeepFalmouth Packet: The West Country Tommies at Bodmin Keep

Falmouth Packet: The West Country Tommies at Bodmin Keep

The West Country Tommies at Bodmin Keep (Image: West Country Tommies)

On February 13 and 15, arts and craft sessions inspired by the miniature portraits displayed in the museum’s first gallery will take place.

These sessions, which encourage participants to create their own miniature cameos, portraits, and frames, run from 10am-12pm and 12.30pm-2.30pm on both days for a small fee of £2 per person.

In between these sessions is the ‘Weapons handling through the ages’ workshops, offering a hands-on learning experience showcasing weapons used by armed forces.

Weapons range from the medieval long bow to the modern-day pistol at the cost of £3 per person.

This session runs from 2pm-2.30pm.


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Additionally, the free ‘Explore & Draw’ museum trail will be open all week, offering an fun and educational way for families to explore the museum and discover its treasures.

Throughout the February half-term, Bodmin Keep will operate from Monday to Saturday, between 10am and 5pm.

Tickets for the activities, as well as entry to the museum, can be secured online through bodminkeep.org.uk.

Entry is payable separate from the living history, weapons handling, or miniature portraits sessions.

A range of tickets is available, all inclusive of an annual pass granting free entry to the museum for 12 months.

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