Venue hire

Hospitality in a unique setting – The Tank Museum provides facilities for meetings, conferences and other special events.

With a variety of facilities available for hire both during office hours and into the evening, the Museum’s dedicated Events Team will be delighted to help you make the most of this historic and inspiring venue to ensure your event is unforgettable.

Where you are looking for a conference centre for a corporate event, or a stunning venue for a black-tie dinner, we are happy to discuss your requirements to help you design the perfect event. We offer a variety of activities that can be added to your event or function to make it standout from any other.

To find out more and to hire any of the spaces, contact the Events Team on the enquiry form at the bottom of this page.

The Sherman & Churchill Suites can be arranged to accommodate a variety of events; from corporate conferences and meetings, to dinners and lectures.

Both of these suites include a PC with MS Office, free Wi-Fi Internet access, DVD player, lapel microphone and sound system, as well as an overhead digital projector (compatible with personal laptops). An audio loop is available upon request.

The Sherman & Churchill Suites are adjacent to one another, set back from public access, with their own private toilets. These suites are linked by an adjoining door and can be booked independently or together, making them ideal for groups who require a meeting room with a separate dining or breakout area. Capacity is up to 120 people.

The Cold War Hall is one of the Museum’s five halls and is used to hold larger events ranging from lectures and black tie award ceremonies to dinner dances and concerts.

It is a multi-function hall complete with a café and bar that can be used as part of your function. It is also available for trade shows and private events.

Surrounded by a collection of Cold War tanks situated next to the Battlegroup Afghanistan exhibition and with large windows that overlook the neighbouring military base, your guests will be positioned ‘in the thick of it’.

The Tank Museum boasts a spacious balcony overlooking both the Museum’s major exhibition The Tank Story and a sweeping panorama of the Purbeck Hills on the other.

This is a bright and airy space; ideal for private parties, breakfasts, corporate lunches and drinks receptions and presentations.

The Display Hall Balcony also provides a grandstand view of our tank arena.

Returning to The Tank Museum for this year’s Dorset Tourism Awards was a real delight – the ‘can do’ attitude of the staff there, coupled with the ‘wow’ of the location and exhibits made this a very special night.  We look forward to returning soon.

Robin Barker, Dorset Tourism Awards

The events team were outstanding, nothing was too much trouble and the speed of response to requests was amazing – highly recommended.

Louise Sheppard, Zurich

Well looked after, nothing was too much trouble. Ollie was excellent on the day.

Ian Osmond, Unilever

Excellent experience that met our exact requirement and the guided tour was superb. Great knowledge, well briefed.

Lt Col E C Eze, HQ Support Command Aldershot

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