Something for Everyone

Tours, soft play, live displays and some interactives are suspended currently until we can guarantee they are safe for our visitors and staff.

Whether your age and knowledge of tanks, there’s tonnes to see and do at The Tank Museum. 

Whether your child loves tanks or not, we want to make sure you all have a great time. Under 5s enter the Museum for free, and there are plenty of interactive games throughout the exhibitions to keep them entertained, including jigsaws, play tables, and reading corners.

Set them free in the soft play area, opposite our café. If you’re attending with a baby or toddler, we’ve got all the facilities you’ll need – baby changing, nursing room and a microwave to heat up milk and baby food.

The perfect age to explore our unique collection. Explore the story of the tank through our Major Teddington Trail, dress up, or get stuck into one of our interactive activities.

During school holidays they can experience the thrill of a vehicle ride or learn about how tanks are used in battle during Tanks in Action. Younger ones can burn off steam in our indoor or outdoor play areas.

Whether they’re interested in gaming, history, engineering or seeing tanks roar round the arena, there’s a range of activities on offer for teenagers. Get inside a Chieftain MBT on one of our tours, learning about making and designing tanks in Tank Factory, and play World of Tanks at one of our gaming stations.

For more action, bring them along to TANKFEST – the world’s biggest display of historic moving armour.

Even if you aren’t interested in military vehicles, we guarantee you won’t be bored – there’s much more than just tanks! Walk down a 1940s street, read the love story of Henriques’ ring, find out about the women who built the vehicles, and the use of horses, pigeons and other animals in wartime.

Discover the story of armoured warfare at a personal level from the crews themselves, in Tank Men, WW2: War Stories, and Battlegroup Afghanistan.

Welcome to heaven! Make sure you mark off an entire day to explore the whole collection, including balcony access to the Vehicle Conservation Centre. If you don’t have the luxury to take your time, start in the Tank Story Hall to see the most iconic vehicles in history.

Get behind-the-scenes on an Access All Areas Experience to see how we care for our collection – from maps and uniforms, to Challenger 1s. Make the pilgrimage to TANKFEST or Tiger Day and see them in action.

Exhibitions

Our stories: nine powerful exhibitions in seven large halls.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.

Tickets & Prices

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