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Address: Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
Phone Number: +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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Have been to the tank museum a few times over the years and we all enjoy it just as much each time even my kids as they grow older defiantly a good thing to do on a cold wet day... read more

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Have been to the tank museum a few times over the years and we all enjoy it just as much each time even my kids as they grow older defiantly a good thing to do on a cold wet day when you don't want to do things outside but just as good all year around would defiantly recommend to anyone... More 

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Banwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Decided to go here on a break and well surprised wasn't the word! It was easy to find and plenty of car park space. Every member of staff I encountered was helpful and pleasant. To get up and close to the tanks was amazing and what a collection!! Even my girlfriend who wasn't interested before we got there, was surprised... More 

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A visit to the Tank Museum is always good as you see something or read something you missed on a previous visit. The Vintage Christmas Fayre is always very good. Father Christmas and his helpers arrive on a tank,and then all the children can see him in his little house. Inside the museum as well as all the tanks there... More 

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Thank Celestina M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Again another good experience.. could spend a good couple of hours if not longer looking at all the tanks.. Reading up the history of the tanks, very educational!!

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imgarr malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited on Nov 29th. What a great day i had. Loads to look at, all well displayed. The staff are great, very knowledgeable & helpfull.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place is amazing and great for all the family,also fanstastic if you love your history then this is the best place to go

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Warwickshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had spent a day here over a year ago and thought we would "pop in" for another look. Well - 5 hours later and we emerged with our heads full of even more information. New exhibitions had been added and the Museum store was open to the public. We also asked for help with identifying WW1 armoured cars driven... More 

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't hesitate to visit , amazing , so much to see and do, very cheap really, with one visit you get an annual pass , the preservation hall is impressive.

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is a great day out for young and old. It is very informative with many interactive displays. In good weather there is good outside space. The cafe serves a selection of snacks at a reasonable price. Tank fest in June is worth a visit too.

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Harwood, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have two teenage boys who rated this number 1 on the trip. Very tastefully presented WWI to current displays. Interactive for the older child. Wonderful day out.

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