Opening Times



The museum has closed for the winter break and will reopen on March 23rd 2019

The address is The Old Fire Station, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS, and our telephone number is 07562 688641 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

There is no parking at the museum but they are several free car parks just yards from the museum.

The Marigold Tea rooms are usually open at the same time as the museum, last orders is 30 minutes before the museum closes. War time recipes cakes are on sale but subject to availability.

Dogs are permitted in the museum but not Marigolds Tea Rooms.

The Jones`s Van will be back on show from Easter Sunday 2019 (at the Charles Burrell Museum).

The statue of Captain Mainwaring is by the town bridge opposite the Bell Inn and in
front of the Light Cinema, IP24 2AZ.

Contact can be made with the museum by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone number above.



Dad`s Army Radio Show

The Friends of Dads Army Museum Thetford together with the Dads Army Appreciation Society present the Dads Army Radio Show on Friday 10th May at the Carnegie Room, Thetford.


Based on the classic BBC sitcom by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, and the radio adaptations by Harold Snoad and Michael Knowles. Performed by David Benson and Jack Lane with direction by Owen Lewis and sound design by Tom Lishman.


Two actors, twenty-five much-loved characters…
Celebrating 50 years of Perry and Croft’s quintessential BBC sitcom, Dad’s Army Radio Show stars David Benson (Think No Evil Of Us: My Life With Kenneth Williams and Boris: World King) and Jack Lane (Wisdom Of A Fool) as they present their stage version of a selection some classic radio episodes featuring favourite lines, cherished characters and great feats of vocal impersonation!


Doors open 6:30pm for a 7:30pm start – Tickets just £16 each.

Tickets and information from here.


Dad's Army Museum Thetford

Since it opened in December 2007, the Dad's Army Museum has gone from strength to strength. Today thousands of visitors make their way to Thetford (Walmington-on-Sea) each year to see where the series was filmed and to learn more about one of the most enduring comedy programmes ever produced.