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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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We all had a cheese and salami panini with salad . They were well cooked and presented with coleslaw and salad garnish which was nice. The prices were very reasonable and staff... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We all had a cheese and salami panini with salad . They were well cooked and presented with coleslaw and salad garnish which was nice. The prices were very reasonable and staff friendly which was a pleasant surprise As we were looking at tanks all day it was good to refuel with something tasty!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic museum, you've got to go. Loved it. Great staff too. The range is amazing and such great displays. There's so much to see. Allow a good 3 hrs to view the attractions. I went for the Tigers, amazing. Henschel & Porsche turrets! The Tiger 1 and Hunting Tiger were incredible. Go go! You'll love it. Worth the 4 hr... More 

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

We recently visited as a family and what a lovely museum. There was so much to see and do and we didn't have enough time to see it all, thankfully are tickets are valid for a year so we can go back and visit. There was so much to take in and for the children they get a passport where... More 

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

I visited the museum with my husband, niece and nephew. I have always been interested in history but in most museums the exhibits are behind glass or at an arms length. You can't really get close to them. This place allows you to walk up to the tanks and see just how big they are and you smell the engine... More 

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

Took my grandsons from Australia. Absolutely over the moon - almost out of control! Excellent life size dioramas of 1st world war and later conflicts. Excellently displayed. Also very interesting for adults with some interest in tank warfare.

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

23 Dec 2016 This is a fantastic display of the worlds tanks from the very first to now As a veteran I come to see and remember. especially the afghan display It is done well and thought provoking After leaving the army I now teach, I bring a coach load of children every year and they always leave moaning that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best tank museum in the world tracing the history if AFV S from the days of mounted cavalry to modern tanks and AFVs loads of activities for kids a restaurant serving good food and an amazing gift shop. A must visit if your visiting dorset

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Swansea, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a great place to visit for various groups, whether you are a museum or military enthusiast or a family on holiday. It has examples of various military vehicles from the beginning of the 1900's to the modern day. An all round nice day out. We actually traveled before the date displayed, simply because the options only go... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided, at the last minute, to visit the museum. What a great decision! The museum is fantastic and modern with a large number of exhibits, many which are very rare. The exhibits range from WW1 to the present day. I, being a WW2 history buff, particularly enjoyed the Tiger, Panther, Sherman and other displays. The only thing that I regret... More 

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Thank Ian T
Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids (7 and 4 when we visited) LOVE tanks, and were fascinated by the armour on display, the sheer scale of the heavy tanks was astounding. Of course, they loved the Tigers most of all, and I was very happy with the level of interaction from staff at the museum, a brilliant day out and satisfied (but tired) punters... More 

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