A popular Dorset attraction will be turning off all sounds to create a 'quiet and calm' environment for people with sensory needs.

The Tank Museum in Bovington, near Wareham, will be re-introducing These Quiet Mornings this year.

All sounds and interactives will be turned off between the hours of 9am and 11am on select days to enable people to explore the collection of armoured vehicles in a relaxing way.

These Quiet Mornings have been designed for adults and children with autism, adults with dementia and visitors with sensory needs or who may prefer a more relaxed experience.

Visitor experience general manager at The Tank Museum, Rosanna Dean, said: "We are delighted to offer a series of Quiet Mornings that provide a quiet environment for those with sensory processing needs.

"We look forward to welcoming visitors, who will be able to enjoy our incredible exhibits in a more peaceful setting."

The museum has also developed a sensory backpack for children with neurodivergence and special educational needs, which are available to borrow free of charge every day.

Tickets for the quiet mornings - the next of which is on Saturday, June 17 - can be purchased on the day or pre-booked online here