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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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Excellent day out

I must admit, I was initially sceptical about visiting a museum for tanks as it is not something I have an interest in. However after visiting Dorset on several occasions I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW via mobile

I must admit, I was initially sceptical about visiting a museum for tanks as it is not something I have an interest in. However after visiting Dorset on several occasions I finally relented and visited with my husband and two children. I can only say I wish I had visited earlier. The amount of vehicles on display is astounding and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

One of the world's great museums. Whether you're a "browse and scoot" or a "read every word", this'll keep you engaged for hours. I visited with my 15-yr old son, and his friend and Dad. The boys scooted off, and we took our time. By the end of the day all were tired, but all happy. Note to curators: some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I last went to the museum around 20 years ago, it was impressive then, but nothing like it is now, worth every penny. I went with my 10 year old son, he knows much more about tanks than I thanks to World of Tanks, the online game, nothing prepares you for the size of some of these beasts. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

If you love tanks, this is it. All sizes, colours and shapes. You get close up, go into some and have a chance to use some simulated weapons. Clean , well light buildings, well planned so you can follow the history of tanks.In the week day you get to see some action on the tank ground outside. facilities very good.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Finally got to Bovington! Arrived at opening at 10 and left at closing at 5, full day and not a dull or boring moment. 100 or so restored vehicles, 150 or so on the conservation floor. Well laid out, with good narrative on the exhibits and vehicles. This is a really well presented attraction for both the casual visitor and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

If the weather is poor this attraction tends to be heaving so even though indoors may be best to pick a dry day! You can spend a full day here and still not read everything....your ticket is valid for 12 months so can always revisit. Provides a great history lesson for the kids as well as looking at today's life... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Although i have been here before some ten years ago, and live reasonably locally, this attraction has certainly developed massively over the years. It really is a world renowned attraction and the particular aspect about this is that having purchased tickets this has allowed us to visit again FOC during the year, as and when we wish. This is an... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Very interesting and full of tanks that you can walk round and touch - not roped off like in other museums. Varied exhibits, some highly interactive and plenty to keep my 9-year old son entertained. The 30 min live tank demonstration at 1 pm on weekdays is informative and well worth seeing. My only criticism would be the Xbox 360... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

what an interesting day out,the history from the war horse to up to date,learnt a lot.children enjoyed it too as lots of interesting facts learnt and things for them to do.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

The tank museum was fantastic did not expect so much too see even did a display really enjoyed it something for everyone.

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