The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

Overview

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.

This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.

Visit the website

Monday 10am–5pm

Tuesday 10am–5pm

Wednesday 10am–5pm

Thursday 10am–5pm

Friday 10am–5pm

Saturday 10am–5pm

Sunday 10am–5pm

Price

From £14

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OS Grid Ref: SY 82902 88331

Lat/Lng: 50.695437, -2.243378

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