Summer Holiday: Inventions22 July - 1 September 2024

Summer holiday fun for the whole family to enjoy. Tank displays, kids’ activities, new exhibition, and more!

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

Get involved with hands-on games and interactives, see tanks roar round the arena, and experience a tracked vehicle ride. Plus, see the tank-themed outdoor playpark for mini-tank enthusiasts. 

Key Details

  • Invention-themed activities 22 July – 1 September
  • Open daily 9.30am-5pm
  • Tanks in Action Displays 1pm Mon-Thurs and vehicle rides every day
  • Kids’ activities, tours and trails
  • Allow 4-5hrs for your visit

See armoured vehicles roar round the arena

  • At 1pm Monday – Thursdays during the holidays until 31 August
  • Live tank battle, lifelike explosions, and the opportunity to get into the arena and participate in the display
  • Meet the crew and get close to the vehicles from the display afterwards
The Sherman 'Fury' tank drives from left to right, a large explosion is seen behind the tank between the Fury and the half-track vehicles in the distance. Several members of the audience make up the foreground as they watch on.

Get into the arena yourself with a vehicle ride.

  • Available 24 July – 3 September
  • Monday – Thursday 1030-1200 & 1345-1630 and Friday – Sunday 1030-1200 & 1300-1630
  • Ride in a real tracked vehicle – a Cold War M548 troop carrier
  • £4 per person or £13.50 for a family of four, pay on the day – card only.
  • Visitors must be over 1.25m tall
Three tracked transport vehicles.

There’s loads of family fun at The Tank Museum! 

  • Our ten powerful exhibitions are full of interactives suitable for all ages, with games, puzzles, and hands-on activities
  • A new tank-themed outdoor play area for mini tank-fans
  • Children can explore with our free Commander Basil and 100th birthday trails
  • Free soft play and colouring in the Cold War Hall
  • Dressing up, trails and talks throughout the Museum
  • Challenge your family with the Gel Master Gun Game, where you can see who’s the best marksperson!
Tickets prices

TICKET PRICES

Book online to save 10%!

FREE ANNUAL PASS WITH EVERY TICKET!
ONLINE
ON THE DOOR
Adult (16+)
ONLINE
£19.35
ON THE DOOR
£21.50
Child (4-15)
ONLINE
£10.49
ON THE DOOR
£11.65
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
ONLINE
£49.05
ON THE DOOR
£54.50
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)
ONLINE
£39.92
ON THE DOOR
£44.35
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)
ONLINE
£33.53
ON THE DOOR
£37.25
Child (Under 4)
ONLINE
ON THE DOOR
Free
Concessions
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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.

Supported By:

Murco, a motor fuel group brand, supports The Tank Museum’s arena action during TANKFEST, Tiger Day, and Tanks in Action by providing fuel for the historic running vehicles. You can find out more about Murco HERE.

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