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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
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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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Tankfest 2016

Absolutely brilliant!! We throughly enjoyed ourselves at the tankfest we went for my dad's birthday and he loved it we will definitely be going back next year!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Absolutely brilliant!! We throughly enjoyed ourselves at the tankfest we went for my dad's birthday and he loved it we will definitely be going back next year!!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was working near by and had a spare hour or two. Have been here before and it's a great place lots of things to look at and do loads of history. Highly recommend

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Corscombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a perfect setting for our two grandsons eight and six years. Hundreds of tanks which you can closely examine and read about plus video games, movies and much more. These giants of warfare since The Great War never seem to be boring but just in case you are, go outside around 1pm and sit with a picnic on... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Going here was not something that was on my list, BUT after being taken there as part of a birthday gift I enjoyed it immensely and would recommend for any age and I will be going back.

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Harwich Port Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to the Tank Museum at least three times, once with my father in the 1980s. He was Lt Col, 40th Tank Regiment during WWII, and twice more with my American husband. Love it every time. We stay in Weymouth when we are in UK which isn't too far away. The gift shop there is fantastic and the... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went with family, price OK, loads to see about tanks and history. Can easily go more than once, shop is OK too, but avoid the imported toy tanks from Russia (?), sold in clear plastic top, green card base...detailed but wheels don't move, gun doesn't elevate though, and it's a bit fragile... :-( Try to go when tank demos are... More 

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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I visited this tank museum on the recommendation of the author and friend Anthony Price. Although the recommendation was a few years ago, I'm just so sorry I waited so long. This was an absolutely fantastic experience that I would recommend to everyone even if you don't have an interest in things military. There are 200 vehicles on display showing... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Dad plus wife & two daughters, being an old soldier, once passing my tank driving test here, I wanted to reminisce, but thought it's not for girls. Silly daddy, we spent all day there, lots of activities for kids to get involved with, but the real fun is letting them run amok, awesome. The tank ride was cool, says my... More 

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Wednesbury, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not exactly a rainy day but one that meant we couldn't go to the beach. Since we last visited just after the new facility was opened I was pleasantly surprised at how much has changed. Lots of new dioramas make the viewing of the tanks and history more enjoyable. The new one for the Fury Sherman tank is worth a... More 

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Thank Deefasdad
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Tank Museum is an excellent day out, and I do mean a day is you want to see all of the exhibitions. There are tanks from all over the world from WW1 and WW2. The display in the Kuwait Arena is great, with a mock battle, including a Leopard tank firing off a round, very loud indeed! There are... More 

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