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Summer Holiday

Summer fun for the whole family to enjoy. 

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life. Experience the biggest day out in history with 100 years of history, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction.

  • Open daily 9am-5pm
  • Activities running 24 July – 29 August
  • Tanks in Action Displays running every weekday (Monday-Friday)
  • Free Top Trumps kids trail
  • Brand new WW2 Exhibition
  • Allow 4-5hrs for your visit

TICKET PRICES

To support social distancing, we've put a limit on daily visitors. Please book your slot to guarantee entry, even if you already have a ticket, Annual Pass or membership.

FREE ANNUAL PASS WITH EVERY TICKET!
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Adult (17+)
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£14.00
ON THE DOOR
£15.00
Child (5-16)
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£8.75
ON THE DOOR
£9.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
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£38.50
ON THE DOOR
£41.00
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)
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£27.50
ON THE DOOR
£28.75
Child (Under 5)
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Free
Concessions
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  • See armoured vehicles in action in the arena
  • Every weekday during the holidays
  • Expert commentary on how armoured vehicles work together on the battle field
  • Live Q&A
  • Lifelike explosions
  • Brand new trail, developed for May Half Term
  • Free to participate
  • Find 12 giant Top Trump cards around the Museum
  • Complete the trail by finding the missing card to receive a free, unique Top Trump card that doesn’t appear in any pack
  • High-quality activity booklet for children to take home
  • Fun and educational for all ages
  • Get your kids involved with “Float a Tank” and “Black Jack the WWI Cavalry Horse”
  • Free interactive talks every day in the holidays
  • Perfect for mini scientists and historians
  • With float a tank, learn how they floated a 30 ton tanks in WWII and try it on a miniature scale
  • Learn about cavalry soldiers and their steeds with our life-size horse, Black Jack, including what they wore, what weapons they used and more
KLPL1
5. June, 2021.
Great day out! Family day out to celebrate a birthday. Good value for money, great range of tanks with lots of detailed information about each one. Live display very good, commentary excellent! Lovely to sit outside and watch display with a picnic. Car park free. Staff friendly and helpful.
Kirsty
4. June, 2021.
Didn't think I could spend a whole day looking at tanks! My 8 year old is tanks and guns mad (not sure if i should be encouraged or worried!!) He gets bored just walking around sight seeing so we decided to come to the tank museum. I thought my 7 year old daughter and 3 year old boy would get bored after 10 minutes but they kept going. We wandered around looking for stamps, which is part of the kids trail, which kept them engaged all day. We went outside at 1 o'clock for the show in the arena, it's not what I expected but they are restricted because of covid at the moment. After the show we went back in to look around some more before heading through the shop, which was surprisingly cheap for an attraction shop, and out into the little playground before leaving. I never thought i'd spend an entire day looking at Tanks, but was pleasantly surprised.
Tracey P
1. June, 2021.
Great day out, worth the money. Great day out, could definitely spend a couple of hours there especially when Tanks in Action days are on, great new section in World War 2
saskieeeee
31. May, 2021.
Excellent Visited here for the first time, so much to see! It’s amazing the conditions of the vehicles and the information provided for each area was great. Will return later in the year to see an event!
Chrisf17
22. May, 2021.
Great day out Great Father and teenage Son day out. We both enjoyed the experience. My son is very knowledgable and was like a great tour guide
debcox
20. May, 2021.
Brilliant I can only echo all the positive comments on this museum, excellent, hugely informative, top quality as you would expect from the military. I spent four hours and barely scratched the surface but don’t miss this place if you are in the area and I noticed that there was plenty for the kids to involve and inform them
johnpZ4299KQ
28. December, 2020.
A must visit Never seen so many and such variety of tanks . we start from the original concept and understand 100years of progression .All is well explained in a purpose built museum with refreshments available and well stocked souvenir shop .The concept of the heavy horsr and light horse in a cavalry has become the heavy and light tank of today .The Dragoons and household cavalry now have tanks
Stephen J
19. November, 2020.
Extremely good all-round visitor experience A very well-managed site. Extremely friendly and helpful entrance hall staff and staff around the museum were also very helpful,Excellent guidebook, extremely good value for money and available to order in advance when booking a slot under Covid regs.Catering was obviously set up for larger numbers than those present on an October mid-week day. Prices a bit high and the fish and chips no better than but dearer than, the same dish in an IKEAk cafe or example.The varying scale of the captioning from large wall pictures right down to little captions to be read close-up was very good. No dumbing down here - unlike the National Army Museum and the Imperial War Museum, Lambeth.The Helmand patrol base experience was quite good but having been there (and done that etc), it was not nearly noisy enough with engines and generators running, the floor too smooth and more could've been made of the toilet experiences and the catering. Still, a very good try! In a similar way, the recreation of the tank production line building Centurions was far too quiet and some more mannequins around the tanks would've helped create atmosphere - just look at the big pictures on the wall above the tanks!Excellent, well-stocked shop.
Pozzza
15. November, 2020.
Sooooo many tanks! Sooooo many tanks! Not sure what I was expecting but this place is HUGE! Goes some way to justify the quite high entry fee. What stood out at this place was it was not just a collection of tanks. The exhibition was themed and took you through earlier to later history of the tank and how they were used / developed and journeys of some of the people during different wars. I'm not a history buff really but still enjoyed it. If you like history you enjoy it even more than I did - you'll need lots of time to read everything. A gem, well worth the visit.

Exhibitions

Our stories: nine powerful exhibitions in seven large halls.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.

What To See & Do

Tonnes to see & do for all the family.