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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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It was a wet rainy Monday so we decided to visit the Tank Museum. We arrived at 11am and were sent to the overflow car park. There were long queues to the entrance so we went... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Poole, United Kingdom
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Poole, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It was a wet rainy Monday so we decided to visit the Tank Museum. We arrived at 11am and were sent to the overflow car park. There were long queues to the entrance so we went upstairs to the restaurant for a coffee before starting our visit. The museum is very accessible to all with ramps and lifts for those... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Brilliant day out for kids and adults, my 5 year old loved the tanks and if you like your history there's plenty to be absorbed! We watched a mini tank show at 1pm and that was great, we took our own food so can't comment on food quality and prices, the parking is free and the admission fee is good... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Had a great time at the Tank Museum and took advantage of the 'Gift aid' free return tickets. Lots to do for people of all ages. Particularly enjoyed the First World War section. We hope to go back again soon.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was a treat day out for our 16 year old son. We spent over 5 hours here and enjoyed ourselves immensely. The displays are interesting, the written material is displayed in ingenious ways, and was easy to understand. You can decide how much of the technical information to read, you don't miss anything by not reading every single thing.... More 

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Absolutely a must! If you're in the area you need to go here. My family and I spent our whole day here and I left wanting more. The tanks are set out immaculately and in supreme condition. Children to pensioners will love this and find it all fascinating. There is so much information you don't leave feeling disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Fab day out, much improved since our last visit in 2008, our eight year old did not know what to look at first. The kids tour was a great session we learnt lots and the tour guide kept the kids interest for a good half hour. The outdoor arena show was also entertaining and enjoyed by us all. We could... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I took my boyfriend on a day trip here for his birthday and we both absolutely loved it! There's a lot of history to soak up and the tanks are amazing! There was also a Fury film area with film props and the tank. Food is over priced in cafe so maybe take own. Great family or couple day. Can't... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Visited here again (forty years later) as an option on a wet and dismal day in August, what a treat. The whole experience was excellent, the collection of vehicles is huge and varied and each has its own story to tell. We will be back but we wont leave it another forty years.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

WOW........ 6 hours later both me and my 6 year old son were still there Haunting in its history you can't help but imagine what/where/ who has been in those tanks over the years LOADS OF THINGS TO SEE facility is amazing, well set out, take some sandwiches and drinks to keep you going My ONLY gripe is not enough... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A fantastic collection of tanks and other miltary vehicles. Some of the tanks are very rare including the only working WW2 German Tiger tank in the world. The staff are very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. There is a well stocked gift shop and great cafe oo. Once a year, at the end of June, the Tankfest weekend is an enthusiast's... More 

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