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The Archive & Reference Library contact information

The Archive & Reference Library
The Tank Museum
BH20 6JG

Tel: 01929 405096
Fax: 01929 463162

Email: library@tankmuseum.org

The Archive & Library is open 10.00 - 16.30 Monday to Friday.
Admission is by appointment only.

Christmas closure dates: The Tank Museum will be closed on the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Museum IS open on New Years Day.





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The Tank Museum's Archive & Reference Library is the world's foremost research centre on the subject of armoured warfare.

More specifically, the resources held are directly related to the Royal Armoured Corps, especially the Royal Tank Regiment. International in scope and with a world wide reputation, it is designated as a Place of Deposit for the National Archive.

Please note: The Archive and Reference Library will be closed to visitors from Monday 17th to Friday 21st November, due to essential maintenance work. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Photographs.  Over a quarter of a million unique and historic photographs of combat vehicles, support equipment and personnel.

Family History.  Including personal records and diaries & Royal Armoured Corps discharge and casualty cards for World War Two.

Books.  Hundreds of books on armoured warfare and associated subjects, including Regimental histories & War diaries of virtually every regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps in WWII .

Documents & Handbooks.  Original tank plans & drawings, with related illustrations, Contemporary training documents and tactical manuals plus  documents relating to weapons & uniforms with field manuals and technical handbooks.

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