The Tank Museum

Tank driving through poppies


The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life, with the world's best collection of tanks in awe-inspiring, modern exhibitions.


The Museum houses 300 military machines, representing the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War. Our moving exhibitions tell the story of this British invention; from the mud of the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq - featuring powerful stories from the soldiers that fought in them.


With trails and quizzes, interactive games and exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas, and talks and tours, you can spend the whole day at The Tank Museum without getting bored. On select weekdays during the Easter, May and summer holidays* you can see Tanks in Action and ride round the arena in an M548 tracked vehicle.


There are special events going on throughout the year at The Tank Museum including TANKFEST, model shows and Tiger Days, as well as a Dorset Christmas fair.


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 Each ticket comes with an Annual Pass, buy your ticket online and save 10%.


*Subject to change. Check the What's On Board on the day.

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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
1 Adult & 2 Children£33.53 per ticket
2 Adults & 1 Child£39.92 per person per day
2 Adults & 2 Children£49.05 per ticket
Adult 16+£19.35 per ticket
Child (4 - 15 years)£10.49 per ticket
Children Under 4Free

*Online prices above
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. Tickets are 10% more expensive on the door.
Concessions – Ask or see website for details.

Opening Times

Opening Dates (4 July 2024 - 31 Jan 2025)
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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