The Tank Museum | Free Talks and Tours

Free Talks and Tours

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The Tank Museum recognises that some visitors want to discover more about the vehicles on display and the crews who served in them. Each day there are a variety of free tours and talks, suitable for everyone from the tank novice to the expert.

There is no need to book in advance; the daily tours will be on the 'What's On' board in the Orientation Zone.

These are a selection of the different tours and talks provided. Please call 01929 405096 on the day of your visit for specific timings. A special programme runs on event days and school holidays.

For guided tours for pre-booked groups, find out more here.


Chieftain Main Battle Tank Talk

The most popular talk in the Museum, climb inside a MBT to learn about modern tank warfare. Minimum height restrictions apply.

Tommy in the Trenches

Find out what First World War soldiers went through in the Trench Experience.

The Tale of the Tiger

Discover the secrets of the most infamous vehicles of the Second World War: the Tanks, the Terror and the Truth, in the Tiger Collection Exhibition.

The Story of the Tank

In a series of tours, learn about how tanks evolved during four different periods using the vehicles in the Tank Story Hall: the First World War (1916-1918), the inter-war period (1919-1938), the Second World War (1939-1945), and 1946 to the Present Day.

Centurion Tank Talk

Stand inside a Main Battle Tank and discover how the crews work and fight together, using the cut in half Centurion.

Award-winning facilities

Every purchase supports the work of The Tank Museum

Sample a wide variety of dishes and snacks at the Museum

Hospitality In A Unique Setting... The Tank Museum provides facilities for meetings, conferences and other special events.

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

The Museum grounds provide plenty of space for picnics, whilst children can let off steam in the play area.