Opening Times


The museum will be open every Saturday from March 17th until November 24th

We open at 10am and close at 3pm, entry is free. Photography is limited in the museum.

The address is The Old Fire Station, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS, our
postal address is King`s House, King`s Street, Thetford, IP24 2AP
and our telephone number is 07562 688641

We will also open on Tuesdays in Norfolk School Holidays (April 3rd, April
10th, May 29th & October 23rd) and Tuesdays in July, August & September.

The Jones’s Van is on show at the Charles Burrell Museum from Easter Sunday (April
1st) and then every Tuesday (10am until 2pm) & Saturday (10am until 3pm) until the end of October. The address is Minstergate, Thetford, IP241BN.  We hope to have the van on show as often as possible but cannot guarantee this.

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 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 via the contact box on the web site or telephone
number above.

Private and out of hours visits by arrangement.




July 28th event

The museum is planning an event at the museum on Saturday July 28th. The museum has arranged with the local council for extra space in the Guildhall behind the museum and for the use of the space around the building. We are looking for people and organisations to join us on the day from 9am until 3pm. If are interested and want some more information please contact the museum by telephone, email or using the contact box on this website.



London Lord Mayor`s Show 2017

Thetford Dad’s Army Museum
Walmington Platoon on parade for London Lord Mayor

 On Saturday 11th November 2017, 11 members of Thetford’s Dad’s Army Museum will be on parade in the London Lord Mayor’s Show along with the museum’s Jones’s Butchers van from the TV series.  Each dressed as a character from the series.