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The Tank Museum

Bovington BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Bovington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Mines
Owner description: The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crews to life, supported by the world's best collection of armoured vehicles and action packed... more » Owner description: The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crews to life, supported by the world's best collection of armoured vehicles and action packed live displays.As you explore the Museum's 6 large halls, you will come face to face with tanks that have seen action in all the major conflicts of the 20th Century. This unique collection of over 200 vehicles includes the world's first ever tank, the infamous German Tiger tank, and the modern Challenger 2. Featuring five powerful exhibitions: The Tank Story, The Trench Experience, The Discovery Centre, Battlegroup Afghanistan and new for 2014 - Warhorse to Horsepower. « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Whilst this is a military museum, you don't have to be a military buff to enjoy it and it is very family friendly. There's a big display of static tanks but we also watched a great live tank display (you'd need to check to see if displays are on - I think this one lasts through the 2014 school summer... More

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This was my second visit to the tank museum. It was really insightful into not just tanks and how they have evolved over the years, but also the tactics used by armies.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

It must be nearly fifteen years since I last paid the Tank Museum and what I could remember of it is no comparison to it today. To me all the hangers are new, it is well laid out with many hands on items to have a play on. Very clean very good shop ond plenty of places to purchase a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to bovington tank museum as a family and it was a glorious day, the weather was quite hot, inside was not to bad heat wise, and the vehicles were great, you start in the First World War era and just keep going, the trench experience with warhorse was excellent, the horses talk to you. The Kuwait arena with... More

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My youngest son is military crazy so when he knew there was a tank museum we had to go. He thoroughly enjoyed himself, as did the rest of the family. The staff were friendly and helpful and were happy to answer questions.

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I guess you expect a tank when visiting but definately wasnt prepared for the scale of the place. They have it all and is excellently well laid out and easy to guide yourself through. Swift arrival, no issues parking and polite friendly arrival. Entrance cost good value for money could not find any vouchers for the place. Had good value... More

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Goole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Tankfest 2014...what can I say...apart from it being absolutely fantastic ! One of the largest collections of Tanks and AFVs in the world, with many of them in running order....if you have an interest in these steel monsters, you will not be disappointed at Bovington. The only tiny niggling thing about the whole visit was the queue at the gift... More

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Marton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

If you have a day to spend go to the Bovington Tank Museum & Wool, it is well worth the trip, they say its about a 2-3 hour walk around, but I had to come back the next day because I'm sure I missed something and I was right, I would say 3-5 hour is a more realistic time frame... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It was my son's idea to go to the Tank Museum and I'm really glad we did. It was a very interesting day, covering tanks from WW1 to the present, but with a really human perspective. Although we didn't have any young children with us, there were lots of activities and interactive displays that children were involved in and were... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My kids loved the practice shooting and the armoured vehicle ride. The coffee shop was a bit of a let down.

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