Can’t make TANKFEST? Experience the world’s largest display of historic moving armour virtually.

After the success of TANKFEST Online in 2020, we have again partnered with World of Tanks – and tank museums around the world – to bring TANKFEST 2021 to tank fans worldwide. Watch the live stream here. 

2021 is the 10th year in a row World of Tanks has sponsored TANKFEST. Find out more below about how they are supporting The Tank Museum during TANKFEST Online and beyond.

TANKFEST Online will be hosted by Tank Museum Director Richard Smith and Wargaming’s Richard Cutland, Royal Tank Regiment veteran, and will feature the tank arena display from TANKFEST 2021, with commentary from Curator David Willey, as well as live interviews, guest museums, and in-game footage from World of Tanks. See the full programme here.

  • Sunday 19 September
  • FREE four-hour live stream
  • 15.00 – 19.00 BST
  • Displays from TANKFEST 2021
  • See tank museums from around the world
  • Live interviews with tank experts
  • In-game footage from World of Tanks

With the support of World of Tanks we are able to bring you this live stream free of charge. If you enjoyed it, please show your appreciation by supporting us.  As a not-for-profit organisation, all our work is funded by people like you – and we sincerely appreciate your generosity at this difficult time. 



Introduction to TANKFEST Online, presented by Richard Smith (Director, The Tank Museum) and Richard Cutland (World of Tanks), plus bonus tank content.

Live from the Gaming Zone

Early Second World War Battle

An exciting mock battle, featuring infantry, vehicles and tanks from the early part of World War Two. Produced and directed by History in the Making.

The Tank Museum Arena

Special guest interview, bonus tank content & The Musée des Blindés (Saumur) Top Five Tanks!

Live from the Gaming Zone

World War Two Armour

An unrivalled parade of World War Two tanks, featuring comparisons between vehicles that faced each other in combat.

The Tank Museum Arena

Special guest interview, bonus tank content & Arsenalen (Sweden) Top Five Tanks!

Live from the Gaming Zone

British Army Display 

A comprehensive display of armoured fighting vehicles used by the modern Royal Armoured Corps.

The Tank Museum Arena

Special guest interview, bonus tank content & Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Austria) Top Five Tanks!

Live from the Gaming Zone

Cold War Warriors 

The age of the Main Battle Tank is celebrated in this parade of (mainly) very heavy armour.

The Tank Museum Arena

Special guest interview, bonus content & The Royal Tank Museum (Jordan) Top Five Tanks!

Live from the Gaming Zone

Late Second World War Battle 

In an explosive finale to our display, History in the Making present a mock battle, featuring infantry, vehicles and tanks from the late part of World War Two.

The Tank Museum Arena

Special guest interview & bonus tank content.

Live from the Gaming Zone



In-game | Specially for TANKFEST Online, World of Tanks will be holding a charity fundraiser sale for The Tank Museum, where you can snag community favourites like the TOG 2* and Tiger 131 and many more! A part of the proceeds from these in-game purchases will go directly to The Tank Museum.

On Twitch | World of Tanks will be doing a massive giveaway in the form of Twitch Drops, exclusively on the World of Tanks Twitch Channel. Log in to watch the stream on Twitch and you could win Sherman Fireflies and Type 59s – find World of Tanks on Twitch here.

New Players

By playing World of Tanks you can directly support The Museum and look after our unique collection. For every new player who signs up, World of Tanks will donate to The Tank Museum. Create an account and claim your rewards at: worldoftanks.eu/tankmuseum You can also share the invite code ALPACA with friends.

At The Tank Museum 

The brand new World of Tanks Gaming Zone will be officially inaugurated at TANKFEST. There will be thousands of bonus codes for TANKFEST visitors who can play the game surrounded by the real thing! Check out how the new World of Tanks Gaming zone looks and discover the exciting activities within here.


Make a one-off donation using PayPal Giving Fund. Perfect for UK or international supports, 100% of the donation goes to the charity with no admin fees for either party.

You can choose how much you want to donate, Gift Aid, and remain anonymous, this is a fast, flexible way of supporting the Museum. A PayPal account is required.

Patreon is a membership platform which allows supporters and online followers of The Tank Museum to donate monthly in exchange for various benefits.

With membership levels starting at just $3 a month, you can get access to exclusive behind-the-scenes videos and Q&As, get free Tank Museum merchandise, or, for our highest tiers, a guided tour of the Museum from the Curator.

Friends of The Tank Museum

Become a member to support The Tank Museum and receive great perks, including free entry, discounts, Tracklink magazine, early access to Premium tickets, and more.

Choose from three different tiers, and, whether you join as a Gold Friend or a Tracklink subscriber, this membership scheme provides a valuable contribution to the continuation of the collection.


You can donate to The Tank Museum via cheque, made out to The Tank Museum and posted to The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG.



If you want to donate regularly but not through one of our membership schemes, we can set up a direct debit for you. Get in touch via [email protected]



If you are a UK taxpayer, you can apply Gift Aid to your one-off or regular donations. Please fill in the one-off declaration form here and the form for multiple donations here.



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The Tank Museum is supported by American Fund for Charities, a US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization EIN 52-2109597, and donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by US law. You can make a donation through the American Fund for Charities here, then search ‘Tank Museum’.

You will be issued with the receipt you require for income tax purposes. The minimum gift that can be made is $10, the minimum grant is $250, which may be made by making several small gifts. Fees are retained at the same time a grant is disbursed.



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