Opening Times

The Dad`s Army Museum is run by volunteers and will be open every Saturday from March 18th until December 2nd.

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


We will also open on Tuesdays in Norfolk School Holidays (April 4th, April 11th, May 30th, and 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.

The museum reserves the right to check bags and coats on entry to the museum. We also reserve the right of entry to the museum.

 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 will be some dates when the van is not available to view; details will be on the website and Facebook page.

Van not on show July 15th, July 18th and August 19th


There is no parking at the museum but there 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 in Bridge Street opposite the Light Cinema and Bell Hotel, IP24 2AZ.


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


Volunteers are always wanted please call or use the contact box to request further information.




Army Cadet Force band


The best musicians and drummers from the Army Cadet Force are touring summer camps to promote music at ACF Summer Camps.  They will be taking time out to play at the Dad's Army Museum on Tuesday 1st August from 10am until noon.  The cadets will play marches, wartime tunes and popular music to entertain the visitors.  Please support the best of Britain's youth.  This year, the Band and Drums will be composed of cadets from Durham, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Hampshire - so as well as music, there is also a chance to see a variety of ceremonial uniforms.

Lt Colonel Mike Neville, National Training Officer ACF Music said, "I am very pleased to support the museum and look forward to a fun musical day.  As a fan of Dad's Army, I shall look forward to having a peak at the exhibits."


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.