Cornwall’s Army Museum in Bodmin has something for everyone this February half-term. 

Living history displays, arts and craft workshops, weapons handling sessions and a ‘free day’ are just some of the activities taking place across the week.

On Saturday, February 10, Bodmin Keep plays host to two living history displays. The West Country Tommies, a WW1 re-enactment group, join 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 to 1945 Italian campaign in the Second World War.

On Monday, February 12, the museum is offering free entry to all, making it the perfect opportunity for those who have never visited Bodmin Keep to spend some quality time with their families exploring the three hundred years of military history on display at the museum.

Inspired by the miniature portraits on display in the museum’s first gallery, the Keep is running arts and craft sessions on Tuesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 15, providing all the materials need to create miniature cameos, portraits, and frames. 

In between these sessions, the ever-popular ‘Weapons handling through the ages’ workshops will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the weapons used throughout history — from the medieval long bow to the modern-day pistol. 

Running throughout the week there will also be a free ‘Explore & Draw’ museum trail. This is a fun and educational way for families to explore the museum and discover the treasures within.

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