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The Tank Museum

Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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A great day out.

We visited the museum for my hubby's birthday. He is a fan of the game World of Tanks so he was in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Interesting place.

We visited this museum on a rainy afternoon and were pleased we did. The children enjoyed doing the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kent, United Kingdom
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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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  • Poor1%
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Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the museum for my hubby's birthday. He is a fan of the game World of Tanks so he was in his element here. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it too. The boards were easy to read, especially in the first...More

Thank Midlands_traveller80
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited this museum on a rainy afternoon and were pleased we did. The children enjoyed doing the stamp collecting in the various rooms and I thought the WW1 & 2 rooms were very interesting.

Thank Clapetjac
Reviewed yesterday

A very informative day out with great activities and displays. Much better than I expected; the staff were very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank bobbH5326CD
Reviewed yesterday

What a great day out. The museum is totally awesome. Not just a lot of tanks to look around, but the manner in which they are displayed is fantastic. There is something for everyone at the museum. Highly recommended.

Thank Nick5955
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I liked this museum but my son was upset that he couldn't interact with any of the exhibits. Was interesting would recommend to families with older teenagers

Thank Mairi S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Second visit and even better than the first time. There us a lot more than just tanks although there are more tanks than you can shake a stick at. Try and catch the outside Performance, usually around lunchtime. So much history and knowledgeable and enthusiastic...More

Thank Trevor G
Reviewed 2 days ago

We we surprised by the size and number of tanks on display. Each exhibit had a good summary of its history and film clips were available throughout. The exhibits ranged from WW! and the trenches (good mockup) to camp Bastion. Along with the tank display...More

Thank robert3525
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My husband kept banging on about going even if he went alone. Eventually me and my 18 year old daughter agreed so glad we did. I was blown away so many tanks I mean loads and so different. So Shame on me for doubting him....More

2  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really interesting and comprehensive exposition of the tank. Lots of things to see and do interlaced with a heavy dose of modern history.

Thank Goonerpatso
Reviewed 4 days ago

I went here with my children and grandchildren. Under 5 are free and we had 2 family tickets for 4 adults and 4 children the cost was £74. The displays cover wars from first world war onwards. I was particularly interested in the Korean War...More

Thank Rosemary J
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Sophie P
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Response from Graham S | Reviewed this property |
No. We asked. I think it also says so on their website
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June 19, 2017|
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Response from infoexpertx | Reviewed this property |
2017 ONLINE PRICES Including a FREE Annual Pass Book online for a reduced rate Day Ticket Adult £13 Children (5-16) £7.50 2 Adults & 2 Children £35 1 Adults & 3 Children £29 Children (Under 5) Free! Click HERE to buy now... More
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June 15, 2017|
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Response from Nick G | Reviewed this property |
its quite easy, take the M3 south to Southampton, take junction 13 of the M3 onto the M27 towards Soton docks/Bournemouth. the M27 runs into the A31, stay on the A31 towards Ringwood, go past Ringwood, past Wimbourne Minster... More