2018 season.


2018

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 2APand our telephone number is 07562 688641We 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 (April1st) 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.

Dads Army Stamps

ROYAL MAIL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF DAD’S ARMY WITH SPECIAL STAMPS
• A set of eight stamps will be issued to mark the 50th anniversary of the classic TV comedy, Dad’s Army
• The stamps celebrate the key characters together with their most memorable catchphrases
• Private Pike actor, Ian Lavender, said of appearing on a stamp: “It’s overwhelming..!”
• Written by David Croft and Jimmy Perry, Dad’s Army focused on the exploits of a Home Guard platoon and was originally broadcast from 1968 to 1977
• Spanning nine series and three Christmas specials, Dad’s Army regularly attracted audiences of more than 18 million and continues to be repeated today
• The programme was set in the fictional town of Walmington-on-Sea on the south coast of England
• The stamps and souvenir products can be pre-ordered now from www.royalmail.com/dadsarmy and are available from 7,000 Post Offices nationwide from 26 June 2018

The museum was pleased to host the publicity photo shoot for the stamps.

British Comedy Society

A blue plaque unveiling and celebratory lunch marking the 50th anniversary of Dad's Army's television debut.

A unique day's celebration of 50 years of sitcom Dad's Army.

In aid of Actors' Benevolent Fund, The British Comedy Society will be unveiling a new blue plaque marking the traditional English pub-hotel at which cast and crew stayed during filming for the beloved sitcom Dad's Army, on location in Thetford, Norfolk.

£5 from the sale of each ticket will be donated to Actors' Benevolent Fund.

Guests will enjoy talks, wine and entertainment, plus a chance to have their photograph taken with Corporal Jones's iconic butchers' van.

Booking link.

Post Office Stamps

The post office were at the museum today (June 2nd) filming and interviewing ready for the launch of the Dad`s Army stamps later this month. Want to see them, well you cannot, images will be released on June 12th prior to their launch on June 26th.