Archive & Supporting Collection

The Tank Museum Archive will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

The Tank Museum Archive & Reference Library is the world’s foremost research centre on the subject of armoured warfare.

Designated as a Place of Deposit for the National Archive, the resources it holds are directly related to the Royal Armoured Corps, especially the Royal Tank Regiment and its predecessors.

Archive & Library resources

Thousands of documents, papers, communications, diaries, plans and illustrations are housed in the Archive, along with over 250,000 photographs.

These are supported by a reference library that contains one of the world’s largest collections of publications on armoured warfare. These include textbooks on design, handbooks, biographies, regimental histories and much more.

Archive & Library enquiries

The Tank Museum Archives welcomes enquiries and research requests, which are subject to a minimum fee of £15.

This covers the initial enquiry and the first 30 minutes, with a further £15 for an additional 30 minutes and +£30 for every hour thereafter (up to a maximum of 3 additional hours).

Other charges may apply (reproduction, photocopying, postage, copies of entries etc).

Charges allow The Tank Museum (a registered charity) to maintain a service which fulfills the research needs of users and allows for the continued care and conservation of the Archive collections.

Archive & Library visiting

Visits are by appointment only and subject to a charge of £15.

If your enquiry is for commercial purposes a consultancy fee may apply.

Other charges may apply (reproduction, photocopying, etc).

Please note that you will be required to provide proof of ID. You may not bring pens (pencils only), scanners, food & drink, pets, or mobile phones into the Archive.

Charges allow The Tank Museum (a registered charity) to maintain a service which fulfils the research needs of users and allows for the continued care and conservation of the Archive collections.

Archive & Supporting Collection Enquiry Form