D day 80

To mark 80 years since D Day the museum will be open from 10am until 2pm with music from Chris Penny (aka Bud Flannagan).Entry as usual is free.

 

Statue repair update

I wanted to update you as to the progress of the statue glasses damage/repair.
As you may or may not know he was vandalised last year and his glasses were bent out of shape.
We opened a fundraiser and raised sufficient funds for the replacement and repairs to be carried out. That’s thanks to the generosity of Dads Army fans around the world.
I have been in constant talks with the foundry who are planning to visit Thetford next month to remove the damaged pair and replace them with a new set that have now been made.
There was a delay due to the workload of the foundry - they are incredibly busy and that is testament to the quality of their work.
So on behalf of the museum I would like to thank everyone that donated and made the replacement possible.

Ian Lavender 2024

The museum was saddened to hear the new that Ian Lavender has passed away. A great character and wonderful actor. Our thoughts are with his family. A new Ian Lavender display will be on show from March 16th.

May events 2024

Our full diary is due soon, in the meantime here are two events in May.

Ticket for Julian Dutton available here.

Flanagan & Allen tribute outside the museum on May 11th.