The Tank Museum | Funding for Second World War Hall Redevelopment

Funding for Second World War Hall Redevelopment

£120,000 from the DCMS and Wolfson Foundation

21st January 2019

£120,000 has been awarded to The Tank Museum, by the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Wolfson Foundation, to support the redevelopment of the Second World War display.

The Second World War Hall is seen by many as the soul of The Tank Museum and is currently undergoing a four year redevelopment plan, with the first phase opening in 2020. This is the last area in the Museum to undergo reinterpretation and modernisation, in a process which began ten years ago.

The £120,000 investment comes from a joint fund which the DCMS runs in partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, providing investment for museums and galleries in England. 

The new display will tell the story of the Second World War through key battles and personal accounts from British tank men, focused around 59 vehicles and an extensive supporting collection.

Awarding this money to The Tank Museum, “The expert panel who advised DCMS and the Wolfson Foundation noted the importance of the project and not least the way in which personal stories will be highlighted.” 

The project will be phased over four years with two major installation periods in 2020 and 2021 transforming the Second World War Hall from its current outdated appearance to a modern, completely re-interpreted space.


About the Wolfson Foundation

The Wolfson Foundation ( is an independent charity that supports and promotes excellence in the fields of science, health, education and the arts and humanities, including awarding the Wolfson History Prize, the UK’s foremost history prize.  Since it was established in 1955, over £900 million (£1.9 billion in real terms) has been awarded to more than 11,000 projects throughout the UK, all on the basis of expert review.