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May Half Term

Victory in Europe

23rd May 2015 - 31st May 2015


This May half-term, to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of VE-Day (Victory in Europe), the Tank Museum will be offering themed talks and activities related to the stories of the Allied victories across Europe. The Tank Museum will also be hosting a 1940's garden party where you can take part in creating flags, bunting and other crafts for the occasion.

In addition to the stories, there will be an opportunity to climb in one of our Main Battle Tanks, try on our replica uniforms and take part in fun-filled family activity trails. Learn about the history of the tank and take a trip around the museum on one of our many free guided tours and activities offered by our dedicated Museum team.

The Tank Museum’s newest exhibition Tank Factory is now open. Explore the issues around who builds tanks and why they look the way they do and what makes a good and bad tank.

‘Tanks In Action’ will take place every weekday at 1.00pm. See our vehicles thunder into action and watch in awe as they demonstrate their firing capabilities. Complete with live expert commentary, you will discover how tanks work, their sounds and smells and what their uses are on the battlefield.

Tracked Vehicle Rides will take place every day from 11.00am – 4.15pm, in our specially converted M548 tracked vehicle (£4pp). Converted in-house to hold 16 people at one time, our M548 is the perfect vehicle for the whole family to jump on board together!

Our extended collection of vehicles will be open to view in the Vehicle Conservation Centre following the conclusion of our ‘Tanks In Action’ displays. It will be open 1.30pm – 4.30pm every day during the holidays for the opportunity to view the museum’s reserve collection from our viewing platform.

Your admission ticket includes a FREE annual pass and entitles the holder to return to the museum free of charge as many times as you like during the year! (Excluding Tiger Day, Tankfest, and Warfare Through the Ages; our Special Event Days).

Don't Miss...



  • Tanks in Action - weekdays at 1.00pm!
  • Craft Activities
  • Face Painting - every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from Diamond Faces
  • Tank Museum Modellers - See their static model displays and get tips on how to create your own model, Monday-Friday.
  • Vehicle Rides all week - just £4 per person!



Normal admission charges apply and annual passes are valid for this event.

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