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“Don't miss this freebee !!”
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.
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Don't miss this freebee !!”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

Takes you back to the series. The volunteers are all lovely and helpful, Teas are available on some days. Real touch of Dad's Army.

Visited March 2014
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5 Thank Ray C
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Middleton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“dads army and elvedon hall”
Reviewed January 4, 2014

wonderful history elveden hall is so great to look at can only see through the trees but not allowed in.

Visited December 2013
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1 Thank roger l
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
244 reviews
104 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“Interesting and excellent value for money”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Great way to 'relive' the experiences of World War II and the Home Guard. This museum has loads to offer and you can pick up a free map to follow the trail around Thetford and view sites where the TV series and movie was filmed. Great characters too!

Visited October 2013
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3 Thank Pixy1951
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Thetford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Fun For The Family”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

Visiting the museum was like going back to my childhood watching Dad's Army on the Telly. It allowed us to educate our children on what it was like living in the UK during WWII. Really fun day out!

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Janice H
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Thetford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great Museum - Free Entry”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Staffed by very friendly Volunteers this museum is small but filled to the brim with memorabillia and interesting snippets of information about the Dads Army Series. You can also have your Picture taken in The Vicars Office. A tearoom and nice gift area too. Donate some money to help keep this gem open and Help to pay for Jones the butchers van stored at a nearby museum a short walk away.

a good couple of hours can be spent here- check the opening hours so as not to be disappointed

Visited October 2013
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5 Thank midsuffolk1960
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