Tickets & Prices

Make sure you have the right ticket with you on your visit to The Tank Museum.

Visitors do not have to book in advance, but buying online is 10% cheaper than purchasing on arrival. Tickets that require verification (such as military concessions, Universal Credit tickets, or Annual Pass returns) no longer need to be booked online prior to visiting. Please find details of what you need to bring with you below.

Tickets prices


Book online and save 10%!

Adult (16+)
Child (4-15)
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)
Child (Under 4)

Annual Passes

An Annual Pass allows you to visit The Tank Museum as many times as you want for one year (excluding Special Event days). Every full price admission ticket purchased (including Access All Areas, Special Event and Experience Days) automatically comes with an Annual Pass. Discounted tickets (for example Group Tickets and Complimentary tickets) do not include an Annual Pass. You do not need to book in advance if you are returning on an Annual Pass – you just need to bring it with you.

In the next year, the Special Event dates are 28-30 June and 28 September 2024, and 26 April 2025.


If you require a carer to facilitate your visit, one carer will be admitted free of charge. If booking online, please book an additional free slot for your carer.

You may be asked to present evidence to a member of staff on arrival (e.g. DLA or PIP letter, GP letter or similar).

More information about accessibility is here.

All serving members of any armed forces are entitled to free admission on production of a valid MOD90 card or equivalent.

All members of Royal Armoured Corps Regimental Associations are entitled to free admission on production of a valid association membership card.

All former HM Forces service personnel are entitled to a discounted admission of £15 on production of proof of service (e.g. Red Book or Veterans ID card).

Military discounts are not valid on Special Event days.

We do not accept the Defence Discount Card.

Military discounted tickets can be purchased on arrival at The Tank Museum, but not online.

If you’re a group of 10 paying visitors or more, you can save over 40% on your admission. Only valid for pre-booked groups. 

For information about visiting as a group and how to book, click here.

Recipients of Universal Credit, Working Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, Employment and Support Allowance, Income Support or Jobseeker’s Allowance can purchase tickets at a reduced rate (£10.75 for adults, £6 for children).

You will need to bring proof of eligibility with you and show this when you arrive at The Tank Museum. This can either be by logging into your Universal Credit portal or by bringing your proof of benefit letter (one proof per household). To be eligible you must have received a Universal Credit payment within the last month and you will also be asked to show photographic ID. You can get a proof of benefit letter HERE.

These tickets are limited to six people per household (max 2 adults and up to 4 children) and can only be purchased onsite at The Tank Museum. Reduced rate tickets do not include an Annual Pass and cannot be purchased for Tiger Day (27 April and 28 September) or TANKFEST (28-30 June).

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

Complimentary tickets and Annual Passes cannot be used on Special Event* days. You do not need to pre-book entry if you are attending with a complimentary ticket, just bring it with you.

Complimentary tickets cannot be resold or copied and the Museum reserves the right to refuse entry and invalidate the ticket if it has been copied, damaged, or has expired.

To apply for a complimentary ticket for your fundraising event, email with your request. Each year, we give over £10,000 worth of tickets to other registered charities based in Dorset. Due to the volume of requests we receive, we are not able to respond to any requests except those which have been successful.

*TANKFEST and Tiger Day. Tanks in Action Display days are not counted as a Special Event day.

Dogs, except assistance dogs, are not permitted inside The Tank Museum. Please do not leave your dog inside your car – there is no shade in the car park. Furthermore, there are currently no suitable spots for securing your pet outside of the building at present. Regrettably therefore, we do not recommend bringing your dog on your visit to the Museum.

Season Tickets (includes all Special Events)

Save 50% by buying a Gold Membership.


28-30 June – see ticket types and event details here.

Tiger Day

28 September 2024 & 26 April 2025.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.

What’s On

Tiger Day, TANKFEST & more.

What To See & Do

Tonnes to see & do for all the family.

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