Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crews to life, supported by the world’s best collection of tanks and action packed live displays.

The Tank Museum holds the finest and most historically significant collection of fighting armour in the world. Unrivalled in scope and depth, we care for 300 vehicles from 26 nations. These range from `Little Willie`, the world’s first tank, through to the British Army’s current Main Battle Tank, Challenger 2.

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning almost a century of history. As you explore the Museum’s six large halls, you will come face to face with tanks that have seen action in all the major conflicts of the 20th Century.


Exhibitions and events

BattleGroup Afghanistan - The Armoured Soldiers Story

Permanent exhibition

Visitors have the chance to meet serving-soldiers and find out more about life and work in the hostile climate of Afghanistan, try on the soldiers’ desert kit, try soliders rations, learn how to make...

February Half Term - Camouflage

Permanent exhibition

Find out more about how camouflage techniques are used in combat and how the armed forces take inspiration from nature when trying to stay hidden. Visitors will have the chance to find out how...

Tank Men: The Story of the First Crews

Event until 26.03.2021 0:00

The Tank Museum’s landmark First World War Centenary exhibition, Tank Men: The Story of the First Crews, focuses on the stories of eight men who crewed the first tanks, 1916-1918. The new exhibition...


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