You can make a donation to our 'Jones's Van Appeal` hereYou can made a general donation to the museum funds at the bottom of this page.
For nine years from 1968 Thetford became Walmington on Sea,home of Dad`s Army.
This museum shows the story of Dad`s Army in Thetford and the town`s Home Guard.
The Dad`s Army Trail was launched in 2004,showing the locations used for the filming in the town,coach parties started to arrive later in the year.
In 2005 a special DVD,Extra Time,was made telling the story of some of the people of Thetford who were extras in the show.
The town did not celebrate the filming except for a small collection of photographs inside the Bell Hotel.
In 2007 the town council agreed that a room at the rear of the Guildhall (used to film 2 episodes) could be used as a museum,writer and
producer,David Croft came to the town and opened the museum on December 7th.
Over the next year thousands came to have a look,so many that the museum went back to the council to ask for more space,they kindly agreed,and at Easter 2009 the new enlarged museum opened.
In 2011 we opened the Marigold Tea Room,come and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of war time style cake.
The museum is open every Saturday (Easter until early December) from 10am until 3pm,entry is free.
The museum will also be open every Tuesday in School holidays from 10am until 3pm .
Plus other dates as advertised.
We can be found in Cage Lane,Thetford IP24 2DS (details on the link below).
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Museum donations can be made here