Museum Reopening - Update

The Tank Museum is looking forward to welcoming visitors for the first time this year on Monday 17 May.

The Prime Minister is expected to make an announcement on Monday 10 May to confirm that Museums can re-open on that date, and tickets will be available to book on our website from 11 May.

See the Newly Completed World War Two Exhibition

WW2 War Stories Exhibition
Part of the new WW2: War Stories Exhibition

Visitors on 17 will be among the first to explore The Tank Museum’s newly completed World War Two: War Stories exhibition.

Staff have worked throughout the pandemic to create the new exhibition, which focuses on the experiences of British Royal Armoured Corps servicemen from 1939 to 1945.

The exhibition covers some of the less well-known campaigns of World War Two, such as Arras, Greece, Dieppe, North Africa, the Great Swan, Burma, Walcheren, the Gothic Line, the Rhine crossings and the later fighting inside Germany.

For a sneak-peek of the new exhibition, watch the Opening Event which is to be live streamed on The Tank Museum YouTube channel on 13 May.

Your Safety & Enjoyment

To maintain the safety of our visitors and staff, The Tank Museum will continue to confirm with the latest Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.

This means that we currently expect to be operating with the same protocols in place as before we closed.

For reference the key details are as follows:

  • As we will be continuing to limit daily admissions, all tickets will need to be pre-booked for a specific date.
  • We cannot admit groups of more than 6.
  • We ask all our visitors to support social distancing, follow our one-way route, and regularly use the provided sanitiser dispensers.
  • We will be open from 9am (instead of 10am) until September.
  • A face-covering will continue to be a condition of entry for those over 11 years, unless there is a recognised exemption.
  • Guided tours and a number of our interactives will be unavailable

We also expect that as a result of new government and NHS Test and Trace requirements, it will be mandatory for all our visitors (16+) to provide their contact details on admission. We will provide more information on this when we have it.