As a Friend of The Tank Museum, you are invited to a variety of special visits to other military collections and historical locations.
Neil Grant, Friend of The Tank Museum and administrator for the Friends Facebook page, has created a fantastic schedule of events for the end of 2021. To keep prices low, these are not exclusively Friends of The Tank Museum events and spaces are limited. Please get in touch with Neil at [email protected] with the event you would like to attend and your membership number.
Vickers Machine Gun Collection (£10)
A definite must for anyone with an interest in the Great War, this gives us an afternoon of hands-on access to a very extensive collection of…well, pretty much everything to do with these iconic weapons. The visit will include a talk and handling, as well as setting up a Vickers and demonstrating it using blank ammunition.
Avebury, Silbury & West Kennet (Free)
A guided tour of these related Neolithic monuments in Wiltshire. Note that this visit will involve a certain amount of walking
Stonehenge Stone Circle Special Access (£15)
This is a special stone circle access trip that allows a limited number of people inside the rope barriers around the monument, and into the circle itself. We get an hour inside the circle for photography etc, and there will be a short, optional talk pointing out some features not normally visible from outside the circle. Note that we aren’t running this at sunrise this year, so we’ve got a much easier late afternoon slot which lets us visit the exhibition in the visitor centre beforehand.
The Shuttleworth Collection (£15)
A visit to a collection of historic aircraft and vehicles.
Flint Knapping & Stone Tool Making (£80)
A day with an experimental archaeologist, learning the oldest craft in the world – knapping flint to make a variety of prehistoric stone tools that you can take home at the end of the day.