The Tank Museum & National Mourning

As a place of public commemoration, The Tank Museum will remain open during the National Mourning period – although we will be closed on the day of the State Funeral (Monday 19 September).

The Tank Museum has a Royal Patron and is the Museum of the Royal Armoured Corps and Royal Tank Regiment, for whom HM Queen Elizabeth was the Colonel in Chief.

The difficult decision to postpone Tiger Day was made as a mark of respect considering our Royal associations and to remove the risk of the event clashing with the State Funeral – the date of which had yet to be announced when the decision had to be made (on Friday 9 September).

Queen Elizabeth II inspecting a guard of honour, during 2009 visit to The Tank Museum.

In either case, it could not be judged appropriate to hold an event of this nature during the National Mourning period

We understand the disappointment and upset this may have caused but trust our supporters will understand the sensitivity of such a situation, as we mourn the loss of a much-respected monarch and Head of State.

During the period of National Mourning, flags are being flown at half-mast and visitors are being invited to contribute to a Wall of Condolence in the Museum’s Orientation Area.

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