The Tank Museum

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The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.  Come face-to-face with over 300 huge military machines and hear about amazing experiences as you explore our nine powerful and awe-inspiring exhibitions covering over a century of history.

With trails and quizzes, interactive games and exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas, and free talks and tours (including getting inside a real tank!), you can spend the whole day at The Tank Museum without getting bored. In the spring and summer holidays you can see Tanks in Action and ride round the arena in an M548 tracked vehicle, as well as craft activities during term-time weekends.

There are special events going on throughout the year at The Tank Museum including TANKFEST, model shows and Tiger Days, as well as a Christmas food fair and VE Day 75th anniversary celebration. PLUS take advantage of Dorset kids go free days and other event offers. 

The Tank Museum is fully wheelchair accessible throughout, with free wheelchairs for hire available. As well as being close to Wool station, there is a large free carpark including coach, motorbike and disabled parking. There is an onsite restaurant and café serving a variety of hot meals, snacks, and drinks from Dorset and South West suppliers.

For more information about Dorset’s largest indoor attraction and to book online, visit


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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 Adult & 2 Children£30.60 per ticket
1 Adult & 2 Children on the door£34.00 per person per day
2 Adults & 1 Child£36.90 per person per day
2 Adults & 1 Child on the door£41.00 per person per day
2 Adults & 2 Children£44.55 per ticket
2 Adults & 2 Children on the door£49.50 per person per day
Adult 16 + on the door£19.00 per person per day
Adult 16+£17.10 per ticket
Child (4 - 15 years)£9.45 per ticket
Child (4-15 years) on the door£10.50 per person per day
Children Under 4Free

An Annual Pass allows you to visit The Tank Museum as many times as you want for one year (excluding Special Event days. Book online for a reduced discount.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (4 July 2023 - 31 Jan 2024)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 17:00*

* The Museum is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. The Museum is open as usual on Bank Holidays.

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


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    The Tank Museum is situated in South Dorset, and is clearly signposted from Dorchester, Blandford, Poole, Bere Regis & Wool.

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