Art's Council Funding for The Tank Museum

27th June 2017

The Tank Museum is set to benefit from £480,000 of government funding having joined the 2018-22 intake of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio.

The Tank Museum, which will receive £120,000 over four years, has been awarded National Portfolio status in recognition of its contribution to best practice in the heritage and culture industry.

The Tank Museum Director Richard Smith Tank Storysaid; “We are delighted to have been recognised for our success in understanding and engaging with our audiences, as well as being identified as playing an important role in the local and the museum community.”

It’s the first year that museums have been invited to apply for National Portfolio status and The Tank Museum is one of just 57 museums across the country to be selected, alongside institutions like the Museum of London and SS Great Britain.    

Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England, said: “We are thrilled to be welcoming The Tank Museum into the National Portfolio. They have a world class collection of tanks, telling the story of armoured warfare in the 20th century. We are proud to invest in this well-established museum with such a specialist collection that resonates with many people across the world and we look forward to working with them to further share the stories of their collections with even more people, in more places.”

The funding will be utilised to develop the Museum’s exhibitions, with additional support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, and in reaching out to new audiences and younger people using digital technology.

The Arts Council is funded by the Department for Culture Media and Sport.