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The Tank Museum

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Address: Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 405096
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection...
The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. See almost 300 armoured vehicles as you explore seven powerful exhibitions. "The Tank Story" details tank history from 1915 to the present. "Battlegroup Afghanistan" transports you to the modern front line. In "The Second World War - Discovery Centre", you'll see the breadth of our unique collection plus "Fury" uncovering our involvement in the film. Following the First World War centenary commemorations, explore "The Trench Experience" and "Warhorse to Horsepower". New for 2015, "Tank Factory" tells the story of the tank makers.
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Not just for big boys

On holiday in area again, so used our pass again(ticket lasts a year). New exhibits , War Horse and Brad Pitts Fury. Hubby and friend offered talk in a tank experience( free) size... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

On holiday in area again, so used our pass again(ticket lasts a year). New exhibits , War Horse and Brad Pitts Fury. Hubby and friend offered talk in a tank experience( free) size restrictions for children and certain amount of fitness required just to get in them ! Good cafe serving "proper English breakfast and sandwiches, pasties etc. upstairs restaurant... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

We chose to visit the museum purely because the weather was forecast to be poor, glad we did. Excellent day out, lots to see - the museum is split into sections with a recommended order to view all the exhibits. Free guided tours are available of various sections, we were talked through the trenches section by a very knowledgeable chap... More 

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Kidlington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Being disabled (on sticks) my trip with my Wife seemed to be a complete disaster. The entrance fee at £26.00 for the two of us was high enough, with no OAP rate offered. The tanks on display were set out well, but access to viewing points were impossible. When a tea break was called for, we headed to the restaurant,... More 

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

You enter the museum through a series lifelike stage settings of the first world war trenches and army positions, with all the noise of gunfire and scenes of battle. Through that into the museum with every conceivable weapon of war - all the tanks from the earliest British machines to the sleek battle tanks built for the German army -... More 

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beaminster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Took my 2 young boys who loved it,especially the tanks.great way to spend a rainy day.would definatly go again

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Staines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Friendly welcome. Loads to see and do. Films, photos and experiences of all the people who worked and built them. From the invention of the tank to the present day. Enjoy a talk on Chieftain tank and sit inside in the cramped conditions. Grasp the enormity of the danger of life in a 1st World War tank. How did anyone... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

As it was raining we decided to visit the museum. There is loads to see and plenty of information to read on each tank. There are tanks on display from all over the world. There is a cafe & souvenir shop. We were there for a good 3-4 hrs, well worth a visit.

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Bedfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a fabulous place, great for all ages. But, give yourself time, take breaks with cuppa. The Afghan area may not be for small children although it's very moving and important we visit and understand past and previous action by brave me and women. Anyone with an engineering background will love it, I did. You get up close and are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Walked in a very unexpected ,so many tanks to see ,it's a man's dream day out ,tanks,engines guns .overwhelming

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pontypool
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As an ex soldier I found the place fantastic. excellent exhibits over 250 vehicles many with documentaries by ex tank crews. food and drink well catered for with two cafés. Knowledgeable staff. And they were friendly and helpful. Give yourself plenty of time I was there for five hours. Then went up the road a little and watched the learner... More 

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