We hope you enjoyed TANKFEST Online: the world’s finest collection of tanks in action – for free. 

We partnered with World of Tanks – and tank museums around the world – to create the first live-streamed historic tank event on 28 June 2020.

TANKFEST Online featured the famous Tank Arena show, historical content, tank demonstrations and a fundraiser to support The Tank Museum, which has been closed to the public since March due to Covid-19.

Whether you would like to relive the event again – or you missed it live, you can watch the entire stream below.

With the support of World of Tanks we were able to bring you this live stream free of charge. If you enjoyed it, please show your appreciation by supporting us. With TANKFEST 2020 now cancelled due to the ramifications of the pandemic, we need your support. 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. 


TANKFEST Online begins at 1500hrs BST.

(1600hrs CEST, 1000hrs EDT, 0700hrs PDT)

1500Introduction to TANKFEST and The Tank Museum

Hosts David Willey & Richard Cutland introduce TANKFEST Online.


1515TANKS IN ACTION: World War 1 & Interwar Tanks

Featuring Arsenalen – The Swedish Tank Museum.



A World of Tanks icon explained…


1550TANKS IN ACTION: Early World War 2 Tanks

Featuring the Musee des Blindes (France).


1615TANK DEATHMATCH: Somua S35 v Panzer IV

Using World of Tanks gameplay, we examine how would these tanks have performed in a real-world face off.


1625TANKS IN ACTION: Late World War 2 Tanks

Featuring The War Heritage Institute (Belgium) and the Canadian War Museum.


1650TANK DEATHMATCH Tiger v T34/76

Using World of Tanks gameplay, we examine how would these tanks have performed in a real-world face off.


1700TIGER 131: Inside & Out

A look at The Tank Museum’s most famous artefact & its importance as a cultural object.


1720TANK DEATHMATCH IS2 v King Tiger

Using World of Tanks gameplay, we examine how would these tanks have performed in a real-world face off.


1730TANKS IN ACTION: Post War & Cold War Tanks

Featuring the US Army Armor and Cavalry Collection, The National Military Museum in partnership with the Historic Collection of the Royal Netherlands Army and the Heeresgeschichtliches Museum (Austria).


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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.


Access exclusive World of Tanks TANKFEST Online in-game options here! Valid 26-30 June, 2020.

To support The Tank Museum and its efforts to keep its vehicles (including Tiger 131) in running order, World of Tanks has created special Premium Shop bundles. These will reward players with the German heavy tank, while the proceeds of the sales will go directly to The Tank Museum.

Plus, The Tank Museum has agreed to paint one of their vehicles and live stream the process for everyone to see on Friday, June 26. The vehicle will be painted based on the Tankfest 2018 historical camouflage – and this scheme will also be for sale to support the museum.

Find out more here.

New players can join the fund and play World of Tanks now for free here! With this special invite code, you will receive a free premium tank when you create an account to get you started. Best of all you’ll be helping The Tank Museum too – enjoy!


Arsenalen – The Swedish Tank Museum

Located 1-hour drive West of Stockholm, 75 vehicles on display and another 250 in storage. Both Swedish produced vehicles and foreign, some world unique.

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National Military Museum & Historic Collection of the Royal Netherlands Army

The National Military Museum of the Netherlands, located at the former Soesterberg Air Base, is an impressive display of all military equipment that the Royal Netherlands Army has used over the years.

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Heeresgeschichtliches Museum/Militärhistorisches Institut

The Austrian Army Museum, (HGM) in Vienna presents the history of Austria’s Armed Forces and Navy, from the 16th century until today it tells the story of the Austrian soldier over 400 years.

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U.S. Army Armor & Cavalry Collection

The U.S. Army Armor & Cavalry Collection preserves the U.S. Army Armor branch heritage, history, and artefact collection.

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Canadian War Museum

The Canadian War Museum brings Canada’s rich military history to life through inspiring personal stories, an extensive collection of art and artefacts, and an impressive collection of military vehicles.

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War Heritage Institute (National Military Museum in Belgium)

The War Heritage Institute (WHI)  is Belgium’s national institute for military history, heritage and remembrance. The WHI manages a range of exceptional museums and military sites throughout Belgium.

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Le Musee des Blindes de Saumur

The musée des Blindés is located in Saumur, France. Its 10,000m2 of exhibitions offer the discovery of 200 vehicles from the Great War to the present day.

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