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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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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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Tanks Galore

Very enjoyable day spent. Lots of Tanks to see and the Battle enactment at the end of the day was very good, Well organised

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Very enjoyable day spent. Lots of Tanks to see and the Battle enactment at the end of the day was very good, Well organised

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Galway, Ireland
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Travelled to tankfest for the first time this year as a family of two adults and 3 kids (14,10,5). The first day marshalling didn't seem to exist, so didn't see much off the live shows. On the second day we arrived early and set up on the grass hills to watch show , there was announcements made on tanner for... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Visited on a Sunday, really turned out to be a top notch day. Well signposted to find and with ample parking. The exhibits are fantastic and well presented. The interactive nature of the museum provides a most interesting and informative presentation and really demonstrates the development and human aspect of armoured warfare. We had lunch at the upstairs restaurant, it... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

free for all hm forces staff to get in bonus!!! good selection of tanks and very moving museum loved it.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We visited the museum during the 'Tankfest' special weekend, the museum looked good and we want to visit again to have a proper look around when it is not Tankfest. It was good to see Tanks in action, Tankfest was a fantastic experience.

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Kaatsheuvel, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Tankfest 2015; Again a great experience. 2 Days of fun, interesting material and conversations. A beer and a bite. Good music, unexpected surprises, meeting friends and hopefully making new ones ( wich is difficult because officially I have a friend stop ). Finding this one or two special things on the flee market + the beautiful weather we had made... More 

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Round Hill, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Tank Fest. An amazing journey through the history of armored vehicles. Best collection I have ever seen. Trotted out 40 working armored vehicles in various scenarios to include a working Tiger 1 tank. Supported by British military (working display of the current vehicles). Included aerial display by a WWII Spitfire. Professionally done. Vendors enough to support the crowds. Get tickets... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Well maintained and interesting exhibitions. I especially liked the themed exhibitions including the one on warhorses and one on the recent hit film "fury". However this weekend also hosted war games. I do appreciate it brings in money, but it did obstruct a lot of the exhibits and make it difficult to appreciate them. It also made certain thoroughfares very... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I visited Tankfest with my 16 year old son, and we were both excited. We have been to the tank museum on a few occasions and have always enjoyed the static tank display, but to see them actually travelling around the arena was amazing, and brought history to life The commentators were so good, they were eloquent, informed, numerous and... More 

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Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

A really great day out for all the family. Tickets valud for a year when bought so perfect to revisit the things you didnt see first time round!

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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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