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friendly informative staff

we visited this museum to see Jones van from Dads army but there is also much more to see.staff are... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Alison H
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
See Dads Army -Jones' van

Very welcoming volunteers. Free to visit. Large old steam engines, but best of all is the van used... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Caroline B
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One of Thetford's largest employers manufactured steam engines until the 1920s.
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Nicholas St. Minstergate, Thetford IP24 1BN, England
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Reviewed 22 October 2018

we visited this museum to see Jones van from Dads army but there is also much more to see.staff are friendly helpful and keen to tell you about the exhibits.We had a good chat with Tim such a lovely person.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alison H
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Very welcoming volunteers. Free to visit. Large old steam engines, but best of all is the van used by Jones in Dads Army.We had a really interesting chat from a volunteer, so if you are a dads army fan go and ask questions.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We went there as we went to the Dads Army Museum, this has the original Jones the butcher van on show, well worth a visit, very interesting

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Do allow a good couple of hours+ to see everythig in this musueam. The volunteers who staff it are very knowledgeable about all exhibits & the local area.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

Tardis of a museum,great piece of history preserved.A lot about the area and how the machines were made and the conditions they worked in.Has a small area for children and a cafe upstairs (they will also serve you downstairs and outside just ask) not expensive....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Melanie H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The museum is housed in the old paint shop and while quite small is full of interesting exhibits tracing the history of Charles Burrell and employees and has a great (reasonably priced) cafe. It is free to visit (donations gratefully accepted) and run by enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Tracy B
Reviewed 27 August 2018

We visited the Dads Arms Museum earlier in the day and were told that Jones' van was located here so we went along to have a look Had no idea who Charles Burrell was or what the museum was really about However, once we arrived...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank LAG22
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Stopped off in Thetford on our way to Norwich as we wanted to see and learn about Dad's Army. Glad we did this free museum first, we walked over to Jones's Van and Bob invited us to sit down and listen to the background of...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jacandhow
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had a lovely walk around and actually got to see a working steam engine in all its glory, which the staff had started up and placed at the side of the building. I treated myself to a lovely mug from the souvenir counter. All...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Just a few minutes from the Main Street, steam traction engine museum run by very friendly and knowledgable volunteers, free to enter but well worth a contribution, The surprise is Cpl Joneses van from Dads army, apparently a lot of the series was filmed in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank george4370
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Response from Russ414 | Reviewed this property |
The entrance is on Minstergate. There's some tall white wooden shuttered doors just before the car park. You can't miss it, so sounds like it was closed unfortunately.
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