Opening Times

The Dad`s Army Museum is run by volunteers and will be open every Saturday from March 18th until December 2nd.

Our address is The Old Fire Station, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS

Our postal address is King`s House, King`s Street, Thetford, IP24 2AP

Our telephone number is 07562 688641


We will also open on Tuesdays in Norfolk School Holidays (April 4th, April 11th, May 30th, and October 24th) and Tuesdays in July, August & September. We open at 10am and close at 3pm, entry is free. Photography is limited in the museum.

The museum reserves the right to check bags and coats on entry to the museum. We also reserve the right of entry to the museum.

 The Jones’s Van is on show at the Charles Burrell museum from Easter Sunday until the end of October. On Saturdays from 10am until 3pm and Tuesdays from 10am until 2pm the address is Minstergate, Thetford, IP24 1BN. There will be some dates when the van is not available to view; details will be on the website and Facebook page.

Van not on show September 16th & 19th


There is no parking at the museum but there 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 2.30 pm 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 in Bridge Street opposite the Light Cinema and Bell Hotel, IP24 2AZ.


Contact can be made with the museum via the contact box on the web site or telephone number above.


Volunteers are always wanted please call or use the contact box to request further information.