Tank! Back to the Future

Dutch exhibition on 1000 years of armoured warfare comes to The Tank Museum

3rd November 2017

In spring 2018, The Tank Museum will welcome a new temporary exhibition called ‘Tank! Back to the Future’.

Tank! Back to the Future

Through a series of models, the new exhibition will explore the failed designs of armoured vehicles throughout history. Firepower, protection and mobility, the design principles of armoured vehicles, will be examined and the display will look at doomed tank experiments like the Tsar Tank and the Da Vinci tank.

The exhibition goes on to cover the eventual success of the British Mark I tank design, which went onto the battlefield in September 1916, as well as tank design beyond the First World War and into the nuclear age.

‘Tank! Back to the Future’, comes to The Tank Museum from the National Military Museum of Netherlands and will run for one year from spring 2018.

Last Chance to see Fury  

The new exhibition will replace the Fury exhibition in the Second World War Hall.

In 2014, The Tank Museum took part in Brad Pitt’s, Second World War film, ‘Fury’. As well as consulting on the script, the Museum’s famous Tiger 131 tank and Sherman tank were featured in the film.

The Fury exhibition, which opened soon after the film’s release, explores the part played by the Museum and includes interviews with Museum staff members who drove and cared for the tanks whilst on set, as well as pieces and scripts from the set. The centrepiece of the Fury exhibition is the eponymous Sherman tank - the star of the film.

The Fury exhibition closes on Sunday 12 November, so make sure you visit before it’s too late.