Thousands Visit The Tank Museum To See Tiger 131 In Action (Watch)

4,500 thousand people flooded in to The Tank Museum on April 29, for a day dedicated to Tiger 131, the only running Tiger 1 in the world.

Tiger 131 runs only twice a year, at Tiger Day in April and again on Tiger Day in September, and always attracts huge crowds when it does. This is the first Tiger Day event where tickets have all sold out before the day itself.

Visitors were treated to a day of talks and tours on the subject of Tiger and its Second World War contemporaries, as well as an opportunity to see rare objects from the Museum archives relating to the capture of the German tank.

The highlight of the day was the chance to see Tiger take to the arena alongside its Fury co-star, the Sherman tank, with other contemporaries like the British Matilda I and Comet.

Tiger 131 will run again at Tiger Day VIII, 16 September. Tickets are still available. More information: here.

The Tank Museum

Check out our exclusive video from the event: