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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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Awesome day out

An awesome day out with so much to see we have been with our children and also new our grandchildren and there is always something different to see. The staff could not be any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

An awesome day out with so much to see we have been with our children and also new our grandchildren and there is always something different to see. The staff could not be any more helpful, and add to that free return visits during the year it is hard to see how you could beat it.

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

a super place to visit very good value good access for mobility buggy's staff walking round very helpful and full off knowledge about the tanks

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

The museum was very informative and my husband and sons enjoyed looking at the tanks. The museum was spotlessly clean and light. We had a meal in the upstairs restaurant and the food was to a great standard.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne
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6 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My husband really wanted to go here and to be honest its not my kind of thing however i actually really enjoyed the visit,i was suprised how interesting the exhibitions were.The trench section was brilliant,there was a section about horsepower during the wars which i enjoyed reading about and an Afghan section with photos and videos from soliders serving and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A fantastic day out for any lover of massive tanks and the smell of diesel. We paid for our visit with Tesco boost vouchers and still got the free pass for a year. The museum is brilliant and the kids loved it. It was well-laid out and some of the tanks can be climbed in.

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Chard
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

If you're interested in the history of the tank there're all here. Together with a good view tower overlooking the exercise area where you can see tanks charging around

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Visited as we were in the area and was very suprised how enjoyable the visit was loads to see a tank is not just a tank you think of a tank as something you see on a film but I was suprised how many varents there are, this museum is a must mechanically and hisorically made me think? Great day... More 

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England
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Really well laid out, taking you through the history of tanks and explaining everything as you went - loads for children to do as well. Nice cafe with reasonable prices and play areas for the children. The outdoor events were not on as it was winter but with an annual ticket (same price as the day one) we will be... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My partner and I visited The Tank Museum on the way back from Monkey World with our 6 month old daughter. I'd never heard of it before seeing a small sign for it. We've visited a lot of museums in our time and this one is great! It is expensive (£26 for the two of us) but it really has... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Been going here intermittently since I was a kid and always found it fascinating. Went today to particularly see the Fury Sherman tank but was disappointed to find it was in the workshop for maintenance. However, when I mentioned this to a member of staff they arranged for me to be taken to the workshop to see it there. Excellent... More 

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