• 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
  • 10.00am - 5.30pm
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Spotlight: Tanks

Soldier and boy with tank outside the National Army Museum
To mark the opening of our new exhibition, 'Brothers in Arms', join us to explore the history of the tank, a mainstay of modern land warfare.

Visit the National Army Museum for a day of activities that will shine a spotlight on one of the most important advancements in military technology - the tank.

Get up close with a real-life Sherman tank and take part in a variety of drop-in and ticketed activities throughout the day. Full programme to be announced soon.

Drop-in activities

The following events are included in your general admission ticket to the Museum and available at various times through the day. Click here to book a general admission time slot.

Brothers in Arms

Curated by James Holland, our new exhibition explores what life was like for the tank crews of the Sherwood Rangers Yeomanry during the final months of the Second World War.

Tank Tours: Meet the experts

11.15am and 12.15pm

Join tank historians Dick Taylor and David Willey as they show you around some of the vehicles on display at the National Army Museum including a Challenger tank, a Sherman tank, a Bren Gun Carrier and a Fox Armoured Car.

Armoured Warfare Trail

Discover some of the National Army Museum’s world-class collection in this gallery trail highlighting First World War tank masks, Second World War tank suits and a Dingo Scout Car.

Printing the Sherman

Be inspired by our Sherman tank and print your own Sherman poster with our interactive crafts activity. Suitable for all ages.

Tank Challenge

11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm and 3.00pm

Command a remote-controlled tank and test your mettle with a series of family friendly challenges. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Ticketed activities

The following events must be booked individually. Please note that if you book onto one of these events, you do not need to book a general admission ticket to the Museum as well.

Talking Tanks


Join historians James Holland, Dick Taylor and David Willey as they discuss the importance of the tank on the battlefield and how its evolution has changed the face of warfare forever.

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