Dad's Army tours start at the Charles Burrell Museum in Minstergate then take in the many filming locations used around the Thetford town centre, the bronze statue of Captain Mainwaring, Jones's van and end at the Museum. The total time to allow for the walking tour and museum visit is 2 hours and the price is £10 per person. Visit the shop to purchase tickets or gift vouchers for 1r tours. Tours include a visit to the museum and tea/coffee with biscuits

Tour times 2017

Public walking tours for the 2017 season will start at 10:30am you are advised to arrive by 10:00am so that you can have a good viewing of the Jones`s Van and the Charles Burrell Museum. Tickets must be pre booked.

Walking tour start at the Charles Burrell Museum and finish at the Dad`s Army Museum and tickets must also be pre booked.

Coach tours start promptly at 10am at the Dad`s Army Museum.

Vouchers may be used for any booked but must be pre booked.

Jones`s Van not on show until after Easter Sunday.


Coach tours

The museum will be running two coach tours of some of the out of town locations used in the filming. The tour is in 2 stages with the first leaving the museum at 10am.


The first stage of the tour (North) will feature Stanton Downham, Brandon, Lynford Hall, West Tofts, Red House, East Wretham and Thorpe camp. This part of the tour will leave the museum at 10am.The second stage of the tour (South) will include Ixworth, Bardwell, Sapiston and Honnington. This will be back at the museum by about 4pm.The tours will mention many other locations, stories about the show and local history. Included in the tour is tea/coffee and cake with a private viewing of the museum at the end of the tour.



Group Walking Tours

The museum team have taken many groups on the walking tour of Thetford locations. The group pictured here were the first group to visit the statue in it`s new location.

If you would like details of our group tours please contact us.


Tours 2017

The museum is pleased to announce the dates for the tours in 2017.

Walking tours.

April 9th* & 23rd

May 7th & 21st

June 4th & 18th

July 2nd & 16th

August 6th & 27th

September 17th & 24th

October 15th.

Walking tours start at 10:30 am (open from 10am) from the Charles Burrell Museum. Numbers limited to 20.

* van not display.

Coach tours.

September 9th

The tours in May and July has sold out and as at April 14th we have just 4 places left.

Tours start at 10am from the Dad`s Army Museum and will include a private viewing of the museum with tea and 1940s style cakes.

Tour vouchers can be used on any tour.