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The Tank Museum

Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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Worth a visit

Despite living in the area, never been before but so glad I have been. Price is certainly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Poole, United Kingdom
via mobile
Too much to see, will need to come back. Even my wife enjoyed it!

Recommended, with plenty to see and lots of cool old tanks. Limited amount of clothing in my size... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Chris A
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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 yesterday via mobile

Despite living in the area, never been before but so glad I have been. Price is certainly comparable but even better when it includes a years free entry. You don't need to have an interest in tanks or history to appreciate what it has to...More

Thank scubaduba62
Reviewed yesterday

Recommended, with plenty to see and lots of cool old tanks. Limited amount of clothing in my size in the gift shop (M/L) so took too long there. We missed out sitting in the tanks in the canteen area. Surprised to see armoured cars there....More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 2 days ago

I went as the family were keen to go. I really wanted a day out in the Isle of Purbeck enjoying the superb Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. In the end the weather was awful and the Museum was wonderful. Great displays of tanks with...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Tank Museum for the first time since 1980. Having been stationed in Bovington 1971 - 1973 this was a trip down memory lane. The exhibits are well documented and there is so much to see. A great reminder of all the armoured vehicles...More

Thank RonboKirriemuir
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Time to dust of my anorak A truly great museum, really informative and very well laid out Taking you from the birth of the tank through to today’s monsters You can look in some and get right up close to all of the exhibits Easy...More

Thank Jenny M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Took my wife to visit the tank museum again. We are just old romantics. We used the annual pass we purchased in 2017 so it didn’t cost anything but we bought a guide and also ate in the cafe. Although we visited in March 2017...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 5 days ago

A ticket gives you a years entry. The tank display was really good even though the weather was not. Big range of tanks but probably not for everyone.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you have any interest in tanks you will love this museum. The collection is hugely comprehensive and the exhibits are well displayed. Even my wife enjoyed it,

Thank chrishughes2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are interested in WW2 and how armour advanced and became an important part of the conflict then you have to go here

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day out. The Tank Museum is a very good place to go as all the tanks and items on display are so interesting and combine them with a model show makes for a good day out. Each year it seems to get better...More

Thank Celestina M
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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