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 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday)

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

Coach parties welcome by appointment.

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.

Van not on show September 18th.


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 by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone
number above.

Private and out of hours visits by arrangement.




Dads Army 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 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.