The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring eight powerful exhibitions, you will come face to face with almost 300 armoured vehicles. This unique collection is regarded as the finest in the world – and includes the world’s first ever tank, the feared German Tiger and the modern Challenger 2.
“The Tank Story” details tank history from its birth in 1915 to the present in a modern exhibition. “Battlegroup Afghanistan” transports you to today’s front line as combat veterans give their accounts alongside the vehicles used on operations today. In “The Discovery Centre”, as well as in the Vehicle Conservation Centre, you’ll see the breadth of our vehicle collections.
To discover more about the First World War let the “The Trench Experience” take you back in time to the trenches in 1916, whilst “Warhorse to Horsepower” examines the rise of the tank and the demise of the cavalry in the mud of the Western Front.
“Tank Factory” explores the making and makers of tanks and don’t miss our temporary “Fury” exhibition, which uncovers the Museum’s involvement in the making of the film.
There are special events going on throughout the year at The Tank Museum including Tankfest, Tiger Day and the Vintage Christmas Festival and Craft Fayre, as well as special activity programmes during the School Holidays*.
Tankfest, on the last weekend of June, is the world’s best display of historic moving armour and this year is set to be the biggest yet! Historic vehicles will be making their debuts and old favourites are returning to the arena. With stalls, food, entertainment and activities as well, this is an event for the whole family.
Don’t miss the explosive Tanks in Action Displays, every weekday during the School Holidays*. Watch in awe as tanks roll into action in our arena, with thundering engines and life-like explosions! It’s guaranteed to stop you in your tracks!
NEW for 2016 – The Tank Museum’s First World War Centenary exhibition, “Tank Men: The Story of the First Crews”, tells the stories of the first men who fought bravely in these revolutionary machines.
Check our website for up-to-date information on live displays and events.