Tiger Day IX will mark the 75th anniversary of Tiger 131’s capture by British forces in the Second World War, making the arena outing of this unique tank an even more momentous occasion.
The Museum’s Tiger 131, a world-famous Second World War tank, is the only running Tiger I in the world and visitors to The Tank Museum on 28 April will have a chance to see the Tiger live in action; one of its two yearly outings.
Just last year new information came to light on the capture story of Tiger 131, when the location of its capture and the identity of the forces who disabled it was brought into question. It was established that the tank had been immobilised in a different action than had been believed since the Second World War.
At Tiger Day IX, Tiger 131 will take part in a 45 minute display alongside its Axis and Allied contemporaries, including the very Sherman tank which played the ‘Fury’ itself in the film. With special Tiger-themed activities during the day, you can find out how the Tiger was captured, examine unique items and documents from the Archive, and discover more about Tiger 131’s formidable successor – the King Tiger.
Tiger Day IX is also the perfect opportunity to visit The Tank Museum’s remarkable exhibition, ‘The Tiger Collection – the Tanks, the Terror and the Truth’. Closing at the end of 2018, every member of the famous Tiger tank family has been brought together for the first time ever.
The Museum will open from 8.30am to 6.00pm, with the arena display taking place at 1.30pm. Premium, Advance and Season tickets still available, Annual Passes will not be valid. Book online now! http://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64010