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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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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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I'm finding it hard to put into words how amazing this museum is.Its not just the tanks but the staff as well.There are the very first tanks up to the very latest and everything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

I'm finding it hard to put into words how amazing this museum is.Its not just the tanks but the staff as well.There are the very first tanks up to the very latest and everything in between.The staff are so knowledgeable and helpful.During our visit there were guided tours of some of the tanks and outside in the arena there was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Amazing collection of tanks and a privilege to see some very special ones like the Tiger. Live action display impressive as well. Thanks to all who make this museum so great!

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Notts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is a brilliant place if you like militry vehicles of all types. admision prices a little bit steep with no concetions, Good day for all ages, Food and drink a bit expensive. Lots to see and look round with plenty of information on hand,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I took my partner here on a surprise day trip, sheerly because he loves tanks and the last time he came he was a small child. When staying in Dorset, he has always wanted to go, however as we always had the family dog with us, this was not always feasible. So it is safe to say this was a... More 

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

It is what it says - fantastic collection of tanks from all eras and nationalities. There are some cut-aways so you can see how cramped and unpleasant it must have been to to be tank crew in years gone by. They have an example of each of the famous German WW2 tanks which are awesome. In the summer they have... More 

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Skegness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

been to the museum a few times and always something new but my first tankfest and have to say enjoyed every minute of both days, extremely well orginised and very interesting machinery. my only gripe was the cost of a burger or a sandwich from the outside caterers a bit steep to say the least

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A brilliant day out. Lots to see and do. The staff were friendly and helpful. The show they did, showing tanks and other vehicles moving around the arena was very entertaining and enjoyable. The Tank Museum is Worth a visit.

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Holsworthy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great fun, very interesting, good food at reasonable prices and the display was great fun. Great variety of tanks across the ages and places.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wow! For a non tank lover dragged along by my husband I was hugely impressed by the museum. The exhibits were extremely emotive especially the trenches and the staff very knowledgable and passionate about their subject. A great day out for all ages.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great day out for all the family, this place is enthralling from start to finish,also a very entertaining show was put on.staff very friendly,informative and knowledgeable.

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Additional Information about The Tank Museum

Address: Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
Phone Number: +44 1929 405096
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Wareham  >  Bovington
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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