Food & Drink

If you’re spending the whole day at The Tank Museum, don’t forget to stock up on supplies at the Restaurant or Café.

Where possible, we use Dorset and South West suppliers so expect to see Dorset Tea, Marshfield ice-cream, Piddle Brewery beer, and meat from local farms.

Both the café and restaurant are wheelchair accessible. There are high-chairs available, as well as a microwave for heating milk and baby-food.


The Tank Museum Restaurant

Overlooking The Tank Story exhibition hall, the Restaurant is open daily from 10.00 – 16.30.

From Cornish pasties and paninis, to bangers and mash with Dorset apple cake, we’ve got your daily rations sorted.

Enjoy a wide range of hot and cold drinks (including exclusive Tank Museum beer!), snacks and ice-cream. There’s also plenty of child-friendly and healthy snacks.

Our breakfast menu is available until 12.00 and hot meals are served until 15.00.

If you have any special dietary requirements, we can provide special meals with 24 hours’ notice of your visit. Call 01929 405096 ext247 to find out more.

Read our sample menu here. Daily specials include mains such as lasagne, curry, moussaka, chilli and casserole.


The Tank Museum Cafe

Deep in the heart of The Tank Museum, you’ll find the Café near our Soft Play area. With a selection of drinks and snacks, sandwiches, pasties, paninis and hotdogs, the Café is open 11.00 – 16.00 during school holidays.



If you want to bring your own picnic, you can enjoy it whatever the weather. Find a grassy spot on the banks by our tank arena or use one of the picnic benches provided. There is also an indoor picnic area, available during weekends and school holidays.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.

What To See & Do

Tonnes to see & do for all the family.


Common visitor questions & answers.