Tanks in popular culture


20 March 2023
Tanks in popular culture at The Tank Museum Tanks in popular culture at The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum is launching a new exhibition on 1 April that explores the exciting story of the tank as a cultural icon and marks the 100th birthday of The Tank Museum.

Highlights include star of the 2014 Hollywood film Fury, the Museum’s Sherman tank, as well as collection items from The Tank Museum’s involvement in the Warhorse and Indiana Jones films.

Sarah Lambert, Exhibitions Manager said, “We know many of our visitors first experience tanks through watching films, seeing them on the news, making models or playing with their favourite tank toy. This bold and bright exhibition celebrates the tank since its appearance in 1916 and the part The Tank Museum has played in numerous cultural creations.”

Visitors will have the chance to explore themed areas dedicated to toys, in a ‘70s style living room, as well as model making and video games.

“We’re pleased to be able to give our visitors multiple opportunities to gets hands-on in the new exhibition - with a model-making area, vintage arcade games to play, dressing up areas and more.”

Tanks for the Memories also looks at tanks in the media, featuring the iconic image of Tank Man of Tiananmen Square and interviews with war correspondent Kate Adie and Gulf War commander Patrick Cordingley.

Centenary celebrations at the Tank Museum this year include hosting an open-air concert featuring Bowie and Meat Loaf tributes, as well as covering 100 years of the tank in live displays during The Museum’s June TANKFEST event.




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