Dad's Army walking 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 (subject to availability) and end at the Museum. The total time to allow for the walking tour and museum visit is 2 / 2.5 hours a. Visit the shop to purchase gift vouchers for walking tours or click on the link to book tour places

Coach tours start from the museum and include a private visit to the museum with scone & cake. There are two sessions morning & afternoon with a break at lunch time.


Tickets on sale here (booking fee applies) for walking & coach tours..

Children 12 and under go free on walking tours but must have a ticket for the coach tours, there is no child rate.

Tickets for both tours need to be pre booked.

Tour dates 2024

Tour dates 2024

The museum is pleased to announce the dates for our tours in 2024



April 7th & 21st

May 5th & 26th

No van on show May 26th.

June 9th & 23rd

July 7th

August 4th & 18th

September 1st & 22nd

October 13th & 27th


Coach tours

April 13th

May 18th

June 1st

July 20th

August 24th

September 14th

October 5th


Tickets go on sale December 1st at 6am or click here

Tour vouchers click here

Self guided tours

The walking tour of the Thetford locations is available as self guided leaflet from the museum or from Thetford`s Great Information Centre in King Street. A copy of the leaflet is given on the escorted tours.

Coach tours

The museum will be running 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.


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