Free Talks & Tours

Dig deeper into the collection with one of the Museum’s free talks and tours.

There’s loads of great, added value activities every day. Find out more about your favourite period of military history, get inside a tank, and see the vehicles not on public display.

Monday to Friday, you’ll be able to take part in some of the following tours and talks. Topics and timings vary daily depending on staff availability and other activities that are taking place across the museum. Please visit our What’s On Board at the Museum for talks and topics available on the day of your visit.

Tommy in the Trenches: From the recruiting office to the Front Line

Cut-in-Half Centurion: See inside one of the best British tanks of all time

The Story of the Tank: 1916-1918: The evolution of the first tanks

The Story of the Tank: 1939-1942: Learn about Allied & Axis WW2 tanks

The Story of the Tank: 1943-1945: Learn about British WW2 tanks

The Story of the Tank: The Modern Era: Tank development from WWII to 2019

On Saturdays and Sundays, we run interactive kids activities alongside our tour programme. Topics and timings vary daily depending on staff availability and other activities that are taking place across the museum. Please visit our What’s On Board at the Museum for talks and topics available on the day of your visit.

Have you ever wondered… how to float a tank? Learn how they floated a 30 ton tank in WWII, and try it for yourself on a miniature scale.

Tommy in the Trenches: From the recruiting office to the Front Line

Cut-in-Half Centurion: See inside one of the best British tanks of all time

The Story of the Tank: 1916-1918: The evolution of the first tanks

The Story of the Tank: 1939-1942: Learn about Allied & Axis WW2 tanks

The Story of the Tank: 1943-1945: Learn about British WW2 tanks

The Story of the Tank: The Modern Era: Tank development from WWII to 2019

School holidays will each have an exciting range of tours, trails and children’s activities and crafts, based around different wartime and tank-related themes, such as D-Day, rationing or animals in the military.

The jammed-packed programme will be put on each school holiday event page when they are confirmed.

Spring and Summer Holidays will also feature vehicle rides in the arena in an M548 tracked vehicle (additional charges apply) and live Tanks in Action displays on weekdays.

Please visit our dedicated School Holidays event pages HERE for holiday-specific information.

Subject to availability on the day – please see our What’s On Board at the Museum for talks and topics available on the day of your visit.

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