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)
- Tracked vehicle rides running every day
- Free Top Trumps kids trail
- Brand new WW2 Exhibition
- Allow 4-5hrs for your visit
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.
- 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
Get into the arena yourself with a vehicle ride.
- Available 25 July – 5 September, 13:30- 16:00
- 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
- Visitors must be over 1.25m tall
- Masks required
- Get your kids involved with “A Day in the Life of a WW1 Tommy,” go inside our “Cold War Camp” and see how cramped it is inside a tank with our “Cut in Half Centurion” talk
- Free interactive talks every day in the holidays
- Perfect for mini historians
- With Cold War Camp, see the ammunition used in a Chieftain tank, try on uniforms and see how tank crew would live during the Cold War
- Learn about what life was like fighting inside a WW1 tank. Don’t miss this opportunity to dress up and have your photo taken with a Lewis Machine Gun!
- 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
KEEPING YOU SAFE
The regulations are relaxing – but we’re not… yet.
Even though restrictions are being withdrawn, we will continue to play it safe at The Tank Museum for the time being.
- We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest possible cleanliness standards across the Museum – and will retain our sanitisation points for your convenience.
- We will still be capping our daily footfall and recommending the use the one-way system around the Museum.
- Face coverings are no longer mandatory, but our staff will still be wearing them. For the comfort and safety of our all, we politely request that visitors continue to use them when inside the Museum and when in close proximity to other visitors or staff.
- Please give other visitors and staff plenty of space during your visit.
- Please postpone your visit if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell.