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20TH JUNE 2020
Packed programme throughout the day
including entertainment by:
THE D-DAY DARLINGS TRIO
Museum open 10am-4pm
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY
07470 165795 Cage Lane Thetford IP24 2DS
bar and lounge area). A full size bronze
statue of Captain Mainwaring stands
outside the hotel.
In 2012 the Dad’s Army museum
acquired the original ‘Jones’s Van’,
which fans of the series will know as the
butcher’s delivery van and the main
mode of transport for the platoon. The
van is currently housed in the Charles
Burrell Museum, another dog friendly
attraction in Thetford.
Canine volunteer, Archie, who is Head of
Operations at the museum, is on hand to
teach you about the history of the Charles
Burrell Works and the steam and traction
engines, and of course show you the
famous ‘Jones’s Van’. Other exhibits
include machinery, three Charles Burrell
engines and recreated workshops.
For fans of Dad’s Army a visit to the
museum is a must. We had a totally
pawsome time and were made to feel
very welcome. The friendly and
informative volunteers at both museums
obviously love what they do and are
more than happy to answer any questions
you may have and pose for photos.
And so our day out in Thetford came to
an end and we were heading for home
when a sleepy voice from the back of the
car said, ‘So Dad’s Army was a TV show
and I can’t enlist in the Home Guard after
‘I wondered how long it would take you
to work that one out,’ I replied.
‘Oh well, probably all for the best,’
woofed Pupstar. ‘I’m not very good at
marching. What I don’t understand
though is why you kept saying ‘Pupstar
Pike’ and then collapsing into giggles?’
‘Oh Pup - Don’t Panic, I was just teasing!
Would you like a scarf for Christmas?’
Dad’s Army Museum
Open Saturdays from the 21st March
to the end of November and on
Tuesdays in July, August, September
and Tuesdays during the Norfolk
school holidays. (10am - 3pm).
Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2DS.
Tel: 07470 165795
To book Tour tickets - visit
Charles Burrell Museum
Limited opening hours. Entry Free.
Minstergate, Thetford, IP24 1BN.
Tel: 01842 751166
Whilst you are in Thetford a few other
dog friendly places of interest include:
Thetford Priory which was one of the
most important monasteries in
medieval East Anglia. Today the
surviving remains include the lower
walls of the church and cloister and
most of the 14th century gatehouse,
and the Church of The Holy Sepulchre,
the only surviving remains in England
of a Priory of Canons of the Holy
Open all year. Entry Free.
Water Lane, IP24 1BB. Visit English
Heritage for more information.
Thetford Church of The Holy
Open all year. Entry Free.
Canon’s Close, IP24 3PW. Visit
English Heritage for more information.