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Experience explosive live tank displays every weekday, this May Half-Term 25th May-2nd June at The Tank Museum and discover the ‘funny’ tanks with D-Day inspired activities.

“This June marks the 80th anniversary of D-Day, the invasion of Normandy by British, Canadian, and American troops, often seen as the beginning of the end of WWII,” said Claire Cooper, Education Officer.

“The run-up to D-Day saw careful planning, use of espionage, and the development of special vehicles to combat the unique challenges faced by the Allies – named ‘the Funnies’.”

Tanks played a key role in the invasion, and visitors can dress-up, enjoy trails and crafts alongside the D-Day ‘funny’ tanks that were adapted to clear mines, destroy concrete defences, and even swim!

“There is a packed programme for the whole family. Kids can put their messaging skills to the test with the morse code machine, float a tank on water, and explore new D-Day Deception themed trails.”

Visitors can also ride in a Cold War troop carrier, meet the tank crews and get hands-on building brick D-Day vehicles with Cobi.

Kids can enjoy free themed colouring activities at the craft station, let off steam in the museum’s soft play area and get adventurous on the outside tank-themed adventure play area.

With over 300 armoured vehicles and 10 powerful exhibitions, there is tonnes to see and do at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction.

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