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Review of Dad's Army Museum

Dad's Army Museum
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Thetford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Please bear in mind our opening hours are limited: 10am - 3pm Saturdays Easter to November & Tuesdays in Norfolk school holidays. Museum visits at other times by prior arrangement, subject to availability - we are a volunteer run organisation. For 9 years from 1968 Thetford, Norfolk became Walmington on Sea - home of Dad's Army. A guided location tour was launched in 2004 and proved so popular that a museum was founded in 2007. Housed in the Old Fire Station to the rear of the Guildhall - the building itself featured in several episodes as Walmington on Sea Town Hall - it is independently run by an enthusiastic platoon of volunteers. Over the years the museum has developed and expanded to include a 1940s inspired Marigold Tea Rooms. In 2010 a full size bronze statue of Captain Mainwaring was unveiled in the town by David Croft and in 2012 the original Jones's butcher's van returned home and is now residing with our good friends at Charles Burrell Museum, just a short walk away.
Reviewed 2 August 2014

if you enjoy the T.V programme then this museum is worth a visit . plenty of info and photos plus the entrance is free!!

Thank philipEastbourne
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a small museum run by volunteers which is free to visit. I'm not the biggest fan of Dads Army but I have to say I found it very interesting. Photos are allowed to be taken in certain areas and the staff are so interested and knowledgable. The cafe is excellent with wartime recipe cakes and biscuits plus tea which are excellently priced. A treat to visit.
Jones van and the Mainwaring statue are located at other places in Thetford but only a few minutes walk away.

Thank Bluexandee
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

We love Dad's Army TV series so wanted to get to this museum. Was great to see Jones old van and The Guildhall were they filmed some out the front of, also lots of filming locations in the area. Small museum but worth a look, free (donations welcome) run by volunteers. A lovely little 1940s cafe also very cheap but had a lovely cup of tea and scones.

Thank Amanda S
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Brilliant free, little museum. Most of the exhibits are photos or scripts, but you can sit behind Captain Mainwairings desk. Visited as part of the Dad's Army walking trail.

1  Thank michaelahewlett
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Great for all Dads Army fans, free and with a really cheap wartime cafe. Volunteers friendly and very knowledgable. Limited opening hours though!

2  Thank Robin186299
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