The Tank Museum | Summer Holiday

Summer Holiday

Find out what's going on this Summer at The Tank Museum!

20th July 2019 - 1st September 2019

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This Summer Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the  biggest day out in history…

Tanks in Action Displays – Every Weekday

Tanks in Action

See tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 22 July. Each week will feature a different theme, from WWII to the Gulf War, starring tanks like the Sherman Fury, T-72 and Challenger 1. A few lucky visitors will be picked from the Museum to take part in the display. Expect a mock battle, lifelike explosions and expert commentary.  

Vehicle Rides – Every Day

M458_Rides Vehicle_April 2017_189_cropExperience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time – so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day during the holidays, from 13:30 to 16:30, a £4pp charge applies. Visitors must be over 1.25m tall to ride in the Tracked Vehicle.  

Tonnes of Fun for Families!

Chieftain Tour_012Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our soft play, adjacent to our Café. Plus dressing upfree tours and family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles! 

Every weekday 11am and 1.30pm - take part in free interactive workshops including Home Front Heroes, Build a Sherman Tank and Funny Tanks of D-Day. 

Archive Show and Tell

Archive Show and TellWant to get your hands on history? During the Summer Holidays, the Archive and Supporting Collections staff will be conducting a Show and Tell stall. Specially selected items include tank technical and crew manuals, a sample of our 250,000 photographs and even the odd German Teller Mine or Petard Mortar! Speak to staff who work with these documents and objects, learn about our research facilities and discover how staff protect this unique collection.

Find us alongside the Valentine Bridgelayer in the World War Two Hall on weekdays 14:30 - 15:30

Talks from WW2 Royal Armoured Corps Veteran Ernest Slarks

Ernest Slarks Meeting Visitors_045Ernest is very kindly giving talks about his wartime experiences on 23rd August in the Tank Story Hall. This will be held at 11:30 until 12:30, and again at 14:00 until 15:00. Ernest served in the 23rd Hussars as a radio operator in a Sherman Firefly tank. He saw action shortly after D-day in June 1944 and took part in the campaign across Normandy.

Dorset's Number 1 Indoor Attraction!

We’re the best day out in Dorset, according to TripAdvisor contributors. We’ve amassed hundreds of 5* reviews from delighted visitors praising our collections, exhibitions, facilities and customer service. So if you’re not sure if The Tank Museum is for you, you find out what past visitors had to say about the biggest indoor attraction in Dorset on TripAdvisor.

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Tonnes to see and do

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

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Online Prices

Including a FREE Annual Pass
Book online for a reduced rate

 
Day Ticket
Adult
£13
Children (5-16)
£8.50
2 Adults & 2 Children
£36
1 Adult & 2 Children
£26
1 Adults & 3 Children
£32.50
Children (Under 5)
Free!

Standard Price

Including a FREE Annual Pass

 
Day Ticket
Adult
£14
Children (5-16)
£9
2 Adults & 2 Children
£39
1 Adult & 2 Children
£28
1 Adults & 3 Children
£35
Children (Under 5)
Free!

Group Rates

For pre-booked groups of 10 or more

 
Day Ticket
Adult
£9.10
Children (5-16)
£6.00