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, Baboo Gelato, Piddle Brewery beer, and meat from local farms. Both the café and restaurant are wheelchair accessible. There are high-chairs available for our younger visitors.

The Tank Museum Restaurant

Overlooking The Tank Story exhibition hall, the Restaurant is open daily from 1000 – 1700. 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 1000-1130, and hot lunch options are served 1145-1500. 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. 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, and hotdogs, the Café is open 1030 – 1600 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.