The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.
Come face-to-face with over 300 huge military machines and hear about amazing experiences as you explore our nine powerful and awe-inspiring exhibitions covering over a century of history.
Don’t miss – the brand new Second World War exhibition. ‘WW2: War Stories’ tells the story of the British tank crewman through veteran interviews, artefacts, and – of course – tanks!
With trails and quizzes, interactive games and exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas, and free talks and tours (including getting inside a real tank!), you can spend the whole day at The Tank Museum without getting bored. In the spring and summer holidays, you can see Tanks in Action and ride around the arena in an M548 tracked vehicle, as well as craft activities during term-time weekends.
There are special events going on throughout the year at The Tank Museum including TANKFEST, model shows and Tiger Days, as well as a Christmas food fair and VE Day 75th anniversary celebration. PLUS take advantage of Dorset kids go free days and other event offers.
The Tank Museum is fully wheelchair accessible throughout, with free wheelchairs for hire available. As well as being close to Wool station, there is a large free car park including coach, motorbike and disabled parking. There is an onsite restaurant and café serving a variety of hot meals, snacks, and drinks from Dorset and South West suppliers.