Centenary Celebrations

Find out how we’re celebrating our 100th birthday and how you can get involved. 

Whether it’s visiting our new exhibition, Tanks for the Memories (opening April 2023), getting your hands on some centenary merchandise, or coming to a Bowie and Meatloaf tribute concert, there’s tonnes of ways you can celebrate our centenary with us.

The Tank Museum is based at Bovington – the main training centre for tanks in the First World War. Tanks were returned to the fields around the current Museum at the end of the war and some were saved as examples to teach new Tank Corps soldiers about vehicle development.

In 1923, Rudyard Kipling is believed to have suggested more should be done to preserve these important vehicles. A shed was found to house what was to become the collection, which over the last 100 years has grown to the modern, unique attraction it is today. You can watch the video above.

A colour image of The Tank Museum's Centenary logo.

Centenary News

Tanks for your memories

Share your memories of past visits to The Tank Museum....

New Exhibition: Tanks for the Memories

The Tank Museum’s latest exhibition ‘Tanks for the Memories’, looking at the tank in popular culture, opens 1 April....

The Tank Museum in 100 Objects Book Launch

The Tank Museum has released a new book to mark it’s 100th birthday.  ...

Lookalike Competition Winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our lookalike competition.  ...

100th Birthday Cake Competition

Great British Bake Off Winner, Syabira Yusoff, hosted a baking competition at The Tank Museum last weekend, to celebrate 100th birthday....

Centenary Merchandise

New Exhibition

A colour mock up of The Tank Museum's new hall, Tanks For The Memories.

New for 2023, “Tanks for the Memories: The Tank in Popular Culture”, is an exhibition looking at how the tank has become a cultural icon through the manufacture of multiple toys, games, models, and the production of works of art, books, comics, video games and films.

Created for our 100th anniversary, this exhibition opened in April 2023.

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