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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.

Due to the current restrictions relating to COVID-19, these activities are currently suspended. 

All Day

Vehicle Conservation Centre Floor Tours
See the tanks not on public display

10:30 – 11:00

The Tank Story: WWI
The evolution of the first tanks

11:00 – 12:00

Get inside a Chieftain MBT
Climb inside a tank & learn about all the crew positions

12:30 – 13:00

The Tank Story: WWII
Learn about Allied & Axis WW2 tanks

13:30 – 14:30

Get inside a Chieftain MBT
Climb inside a tank & learn about all the crew positions

14:00 – 14:30

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

14:30 – 15:30

Vehicle Conservation Centre Balcony Open
See the tanks not on public display from the viewing gallery

15:30 – 16:00

The Tank Story: Modern Era
Tank Development from WWII to 2019

All Day

Vehicle Conservation Centre Floor Tours
See the tanks not on public display

10:30 – 11:00

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

11:30 – 12:30

Get inside a Chieftain MBT
Climb inside a tank & learn about all the crew positions

12:30 – 13:30

Build-a-Tank or Funny Tanks of D-Day
Interactive kids’ activity

14:00 – 15:00

Tank Story Hall Tour
Learn the history of the tank from WWI to 2019

14:30 – 15:30

Vehicle Conservation Centre Balcony Open
See the tanks not on public display from the viewing gallery

15:30 – 16:30

Build-a-Tank or Funny Tanks of D-Day
Interactive kids’ activity

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 every day in the arena in an M548 tracked vehicle (additional charges apply) and live Tanks in Action displays at 1pm on weekdays.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.

Tickets & Prices

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Exhibitions

Our stories: nine powerful exhibitions in seven large halls.