Opening Times

The museum will be open every Saturday from February 27th until November 29th.

We will also open on Tuesdays in Norfolk School Holidays (October 24th ) and Tuesdays in July, August & September. We open at 10am and close at 3pm, entry is free. Photography is limited in the museum.

Our address is The Old Fire Station, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS

Our postal address is King`s House, King`s Street, Thetford, IP24 2AP

Our telephone number is 07562 688641 (our old number was on a network that is no longer operating).

The Jones’s Van is on show at the Charles Burrell museum from Easter Sunday until the end of October. On Saturdays from 10am until 3pm and Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm The address is Minstergate, Thetford, IP24 1BN.

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 2.30 pm 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 statue of Captain Mainwaring is by the town bridge opposite the Bell Hotel ,IP24 2AZ.

A map of the museum locations is available to download from this site (see the About menu option).

Contact can be made with the museum via the contact box on the web site or telephone number above..

The museum leaflet & location maps are available to download, the link is in the `About` menu option.



Jimmy Perry

It was with much sadness that the museum has learnt of the death of Jimmy Perry, our thoughts are with his family at the very sad time 

Jimmy pictured outside the museum in 2010.

Jimmy with the statue in 2010 (Picture Andrew Ruff).

Jimmy with our museum manager Heather also in 2010.

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.