Opening Times

The museum has closed for it`s winter break and will reopen on March 28th 2015. The museum will also be open on Tuesday March 31st. The museum will then open every Saturday until the end of November,Tuesdays in July,August and September and also Tuesdays in Norfolk school holidays. We will also be open until 4pm on Saturdays in August.

We hope to have the Jones's Van at the museum on March 28th (to be confirmed) but as the van is housed at the nearby Charles Burrell Museum it will not be on general views until Easter Sunday April 5th. The van will be away on some dates during 2015 and a list will be published soon.

We thank the many thousands of people who made the journey to Walmington on Sea and we look forward to seeing you in 2015.

Our web shop remains open and we are still happy to answer your enquires. Please call the numbers below or use the contact us link in the menu above.

 Please call 01842 751975 or 07821 938937 for further details.

An audience with Frank Williams

The museum is pleased to advise that Frank Williams will be in Thetford on June 19th to perform his An Audience with Frank Williams at the Carnegie Rooms (next door to the museum). Full details and where to get tickets from will be announced shortly.

The date in our latest newsletter is June 9th, this is a typo !

This is how the evening will run

Friday 19th June ‘An Evening with Frank Williams’

First session approximately 20 to 25 minutes Frank’s Early career, video from Norman Wisdom’s films and Army Game. Followed by video Frank filming locations in Thetford

Break 20 to 30 minutes

Second Session Frank’s Croft and Perry TV work with video clips from You Rang M’lord and Dad’s Army.

Audience Questions and answers approximately 10 minutes

Video showing of Frank’s cine film while on tour with Dad’s Army.


Jones`s Van away

We hope to have the Jones`s Van on display at the Charles Burrell Museum as often as we can. However there will be occasions when this is not possible. We will list the dates here as soon as we know them.

August 22nd

If you are travelling a long distance please call us on 01842 751975 to confirm that we are open and the van is on show.

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.