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The Tank Museum

Address: Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 405096
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Bovington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Mines, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Owner description: The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of tanks and explosive...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Mines, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Reasonable admitance price. Good value for money. Spent at least 5 hours there. Plenty of exhibits to see. Plenty of information about each tank. A good sized on site cafe. Bit slow on service. Busy saturday, so no suprise with that. Sound recordings of some tanks in action would have been nice. Ticket gives you readmittance again within a year.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

A panther, a jagdpanther, a tiger I, two tiger IIs, a jagdtiger a....I could go on. What more could you want? Well, a better layout beyond the story of the tank/main hall. Beyond that all the tanks are sandwiched together largely in no particular order and far too close together. There were no tours or extras (I saw people mentioned... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Awesome to see all the tanks they have. Really interesting and fun museum. Will defiantly be returning to see the tanks in action

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My grandson, Harry (8) and myself went along to the museum (again) yesterday. Living nearby, it is a great place to visit and there is always something new to see. On this occasion, we joined a tour around the WW1 display, run by Jane from the museum staff. This was an eye opener for us as she had so many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Fabulous place, so many tanks and little areas where you can dress up. I thought it would be boring, but in fact it was very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I visited the museum with my 6 month old, (giving his mum a rest) babies can be quite a handful but the staff were fantastic and a great help in the restaurant. The exhibits also kept his interest,although I don't think he knew what he was looking at. In all I and my son had a fantastic day in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

What a fantastic place! I've been to many museums, this just may be the best one I've ever been to. Really superb, from starting in the ww1 trench mock up thru ww2 into the different eras, to the modern day challenger and everything in between, truely amazing. High point for me was seeing Tiger 131and 'little willy' My eldest enjoyed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great place that caters for everyone. Exhibits are well appointed and numerous, in fact the place is cavernous! A great day out for all the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent museum! If you have a love for tanks and armour like me this museum is a must visit . The museum is very well laid out . And too be honest there more then just tanks there! Lots info ! Lots too see and do!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

If you visit, do take advantage of the tours. We only managed one, but the guide was very knowledgeable and we saw more than if we had gone round the Trench Experience on our own. The Fury exhibition is smaller than I expected, but well worth a visit. We were there as my husband is interested in the wars and... More 

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