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  • 1minnesotan
    Eagan, MN3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth your time if you want to get a feel of how these machines changed warfare in the 20th Century.

    We took the train to Wool and walked to the Tank Museum. There is a paved path up a series of small hills. It took my wife and myself 40 minutes. (We are in our late 60's). After the first hill, about 1/3 of the way, there is a composite bench ,"The Three Ladies Bench" ,to rest. There is a bus called the Jurassic Coaster that runs to the tank museum from train station. It is bus X50 and costs £ 2 each way. There is a sign in the train station giving the time of the next bus. My guess is you pay the driver with a tap card.

    Expect to spend easily three to four hours. Unlike most museums there are very few no touching signs. A good deal of the machines actual run. I found the most fastening displays was the ammunition each machine fired. For example the Sherman, t-34 and Panther all fired 75 mm shells. Yet the Sherman and t-34 shells were like a 22 Hornet bullet and the panther was like a 223 Remington bullet. Same size bullet but one has much more powder. Even though the Panther tank was a "medium" tank it size was much closer to a Tiger 1 tank. The volunteer's at the museum are knowledgeable and have many stories to tell. Thanks to volunteer Colin and the tank museum staff for taking the time of showing my wife and myself the displays.
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • nk12butler
    Reading, UK72 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow what a great day, despite the weather my husband and I had a great day walking this wonderful place for rescued primates. Most of the primates were in their indoor enclosures with a few braving the weather!!! The staff knew there stuff of the primates in their care. We managed to take in 2 keeper talks and the keepers who spoke, spoke with enthusiasm and dedication to the park.
    Well done
    Written May 24, 2024
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  • Lesley H
    46 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    First visit to the museum.Family connection to the mining in the area. Brought back strong memories of childhood memories for my partner.
    Written May 6, 2024
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  • Michael J
    12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hubby and I had a lovely walk from Tyneham to Warbarrow and back. We had a look around the village school and church and it was good to see the toilets are now back open.
    Written January 7, 2024
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  • Shirley E
    Dronfield, UK392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Found it easily. Small car park but I got my camper van in. Home of T E Lawrence. Loved it here. Loved the ambiance. Loved his style of furnishing. It’s left exactly as it was. Absolutely amazing. There were guides in each room, very knowledgeable. A great experience.
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • Jude
    Weymouth, UK7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The garden centre is a favourite with us, has nice plants, and the cafe sells decent food at reasonable prices & friendly staff. The pond adjoining it is a lovely place to sit and eat on a sunny day. However do wish it was a more reasonable price to go in the gardens, we went in in the early days when it was much cheaper but the price is prohibitive now. I wouldn’t mind paying £5 per head, but at £8 a head it’s £16 for a couple! When you consider the Walled Garden at Moreton & Kingston Maurward, are not far away & free to access, and even the Blue Pool is cheaper, it’s a shame
    Written May 18, 2024
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  • chelseablue-11
    London, UK72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely visit to Carey’s secret garden, pre booked and saw that they had a free workshop that we also did. Very informative workshop on planning and design. Came away with ideas for our own garden. Danny was easy to ask questions and gave lots of information. Secret garden is work I. Progress. Also a coffee shop and snacks available at garden. Enjoyable couple of hours.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Adele R
    Northampton, UK13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular geology and scenery
    Cove and door beaches are beautiful and not too busy
    Steps down are very wet after a night of rain and slippery/ muddy. Everyone was patient with slow walkers / toddlers & dogs
    Written February 18, 2024
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  • Shirley E
    Dronfield, UK392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a beautiful little church. It’s very nice to walk the town walls and come across it that way. Very lovely. Inside was beautiful and the effigy of T E Lawrence is amazing. There’s a really interesting scrap book about his life. Take a pew and read it, it’s fascinating.
    Written May 1, 2024
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  • Lawzym
    Southampton, UK64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such beautiful views and the staff were very friendly, helpful & polite too. I forgot my jacket and went back the next day to collect it and they had kept hold of it for me. Cannot thank them enough for that. I had a really nice pumpkin spiced latte in the tea room too.
    Written September 28, 2023
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  • lss57
    Hastings, UK8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic little museum so interesting and really imaginatively curated. The volunteers were really friendly too. Well done !!
    Written May 21, 2024
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  • JoJo
    Luton, UK959 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed a wander on the “walls” in Wareham. Some good signage, and not too long. It’s more like walking on a raised pathway- you don’t need to stay on the whole way around.
    Written May 21, 2024
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