STAY DRY AT THE TANK MUSEUM

We’re Dorset’s largest indoor attraction!

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions.

From kids activities and trails to the thrill of seeing a real tank in action, there’s something for all ages and interests at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. Plus, with a free Annual Pass, you can revisit as many times as you like!

Keep your family dry and entertained all day!

  • Open daily 10am-5pm
  • Allow 4-5hrs for your visit
  • 300 tanks from around the world
  • 9 Powerful Exhibitions
  • Cafe & Shop
  • Excellent Accessibility

The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world’s finest collection of tanks displayed in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions.

The museum houses 300 tanks, representing key battles from every major conflict since the First World War. Our exhibitions tell the story of this British invention featuring moving stories from the soldiers that fought in them.

Children can explore the Museum with our free Commander Basil trail and activity book, and win a prize for collecting all the stamps. During the spring and summer holidays, enjoy Tanks in Action displays and tracked vehicle rides.

The Tank Museum is in south Dorset near Wareham and is about a 30-minute drive from Dorchester, Blandford, Weymouth and Poole, about 45 minutes from Bournemouth and Salisbury, and an hour from Southampton and Yeovil. There is plenty of free parking on site.

The Tank Museum’s nearest station is Wool (1.5 miles), which is on the South Western Railway mainline from London Waterloo to Weymouth. Local taxi company (Garrison Cars, T: 01929 463395) can take you to and from the station, or it is a 30 minute walk. Train timetable here.

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Our restaurant and cafe serves a range of delicious hot meals, snacks and drinks. Whether you fancy a Full English, Cornish pasty, or Dorset cream tea, we promise you won’t be disappointed.

We use Dorset and South West suppliers, so expect to see Dorset Tea, Marshfield ice-cream, Piddle Brewery beer, and meat from local farmers.

The Museum is fully accessibly via wheelchair or mobility scooter, and we have manual wheelchairs onsite available for free use.

What To See & Do

Tonnes to see & do for all the family.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.

Something for Everyone

How our story absorbs & amazes everyone.

Tickets prices

TICKET PRICES

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FREE ANNUAL PASS WITH EVERY TICKET!
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ON THE DOOR
Adult (16+)
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£14.50
ON THE DOOR
£16.00
Child (4-15)
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£8.50
ON THE DOOR
£9.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
ONLINE
£39.25
ON THE DOOR
£42.50
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)
ONLINE
£33.90
ON THE DOOR
£37
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)
ONLINE
£27.50
ON THE DOOR
£29.50
Child (Under 4)
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ON THE DOOR
Free
Concessions
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KEEPING YOU SAFE

Here’s what we’re doing to keep you safe:

  • Whilst face coverings are no longer a condition of entry, we politely ask that members of the public help to keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering while indoors at The Tank Museum.
  • We will continue to hold ourselves to the highest possible cleanliness standards across the Museum – and will retain our sanitisation points for your convenience.
  • Please postpone your visit if you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell.