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Address: Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
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+44 1929 405096
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of...

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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This was a great day out for us we could take great pictures I just taken up photography so this was a great place to visit good food and toilets for disabled people staff very... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a great day out for us we could take great pictures I just taken up photography so this was a great place to visit good food and toilets for disabled people staff very helpful you need a car but it will be Worth it

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the second time we have visited and each time we have been moved by the sheer scale of the place and exhibits,some heart rending stories of sad losses and heroism.This captures the truly horrific scenes what these poor young souls went through to keep our country safe.I lost a lot of family in both world wars and i... More 

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Thank joannemillest16
Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent a whole day here and were a little 'tanked-out' at the end. There are lots and lots and lots of tanks... as the name of the museum suggests. It's all well laid out and has lots of interactive things to do (watching video's, a play area, dressing up in a uniform, going in a tank). The staff were... More 

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Thank Peg G
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

second visit and this time with our grandsons, they thoroughly enjoyed it, but I was very disapointed to find out that the ww1 tank that we sat inside last time has now been closed to the public unless you are a school group or a party that wants to pay extra!! the talks were very informative and well presented. the... More 

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Thank squizzle14
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is so much here and so many tanks, what a collection! I came with my boyfriend and was not expecting to be as interested as I turned out to be!! There is so much info to read that you really have a history lesson in the most entertaining way!!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

5 of us visited on Saturday25 March and we really enjoyed the visit. There are many articles on display and we were treated to a driving display by one of the vintage tanks. There is a remarkable range of Tanks on display and a good range of relevant information. Even as a former Army Officer that has served with Armoured... More 

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Thank David K
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with my father-in-law. We spent the best part of 3 hours there looking at the exhibits and the main hall. There are loads of tanks - charting the history from the early years through the to the present day. Could've easily spent the day there but for other commitments. Your entry ticket gives you a free annual pass to... More 

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dorset
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Tank Museum is a fantastic place for family visit, but look out also for special events. Last night 25/03/2017. There was a talk by Simon Weston for those who may not know was a Welsh Guardsman who was badly burnt in the Falklands war, he also received a CBE for his charity work. The talk was very informative, honest... More 

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Thank stjean11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fantastic and unique display of tanks and armour! A truly amazing experience for the whole family. The friendly and knowledgeable staff were a great help to us and we can't thank them enough. Well worth the trip out to Bovington. You many even get to see the Royal Armoured Corps troops in action on the surrounding roads! Thanks again... More 

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Halesowen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here whilst on holiday with my husband and two sons ages 12 and 7 and had a lovely day out. Lots to see and do, with displays, talks and information that makes this both fun and educational. If it's a decent day they also do outdoors displays with machinery, vehicles and tanks which is a real treat to see.... More 

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