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The Tank Museum

Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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Absolutely first rate Museum

The Museum is thoroughly well worth a visit. The displays are as comprehensive as you would expect... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Devon, United Kingdom
Great museum

Best museum in the country, visit several times each year, always something new. Staff very good... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Isle of Wight, 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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Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Museum is thoroughly well worth a visit. The displays are as comprehensive as you would expect, but they are also brilliantly set out and presented. New since our last visit a year ago, is a single presentation of German (WW 2) Tiger and Royal...More

Thank jmw762303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best museum in the country, visit several times each year, always something new. Staff very good, always very helpful.

Thank GMunson
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took up the internet offer for the Xmas fair, it’s was about £37 for 2 adults and 2 children (under 16), Parked in the side field near the restoration centre, short walk to entrance. Used e-ticket and we got a 1 year free entry pass...More

Thank Gus B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This first ever visit was for my 60th birthday. My wife and I arrived for the 10.00 am opening so as not to waste any time! The staff and volunteers are really friendly and very enthusiastic. We were advised which exhibits to start with by...More

Thank WDB57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to the Tank museum on Saturday 25th with my three brothers & our 80 year old Dad. My Dad served in the 15th/ 19th Hussars in the late fifties & was keen to see the armoured car he crewed. The all access tour we...More

1  Thank MikeCorser
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What more can I say, I love tanks and this place blows my mind every time! It’s perfect, cafe is good and offered good quality food and because I’m military I get into the museum for free which is even better! Amazing tanks on display...More

Thank clapperton90
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As an ordinary girl I am not interested in tanks, of course. Until we came here. Absolutely unexpected breathtaking place: full of history, drama, power and engineering creation. It is so well presented and even has outside show field. The size of the museum almost...More

1  Thank Oxana05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We all had a good day out and boys liked look at all the tanks and did some off the tours and did kids quiz

Thank Jason D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow. Take a trip through the trenches of WWI before taking a walk through a modern desert camp! This place really has the wow factor. It offers something for everyone!! The best part for me by a mile was the collection of Tigers they have!!...More

Thank townend4life
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Couldn't believe the extent of the this museum. The displays and exhibitions are fantastically put together.

Thank AndiamoPerth
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5 December 2017|
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Response from Steve C | Reviewed this property |
The dates are normally announced on their website at the beginning of the year and the prices are very reasonable as they include 're entry for the whole year if you wish to revisit - I found this ideal as the museum can be... More
3 December 2017|
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Response from keithpreston53 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Try the Countryman Inn ,East Knighton.Winfrith. It's an excellent family run Pub and Hotel,It's 2.5 miles away from Bovington Tank museum,and very reasonable rates ,and excellent food,very friendly staff ,and... More
Pat H
19 October 2017|
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Response from CanadianQueen | Reviewed this property |
Hi, as you will have seen from other responses the best way (if you are not able to hire a car) will be to catch a train from Waterloo Station to Wool. This journey will take around two and half hours, then you will need to... More