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The Tank Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Heavy Metal!

We visited The Tank museum at Bovington during a three day stopover in this part of Dorset. I have... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stewart C
Chatham, United Kingdom
A must see if you are into military history!

My wife and i visited the Tank Museum in early September 2018. We took the train from London... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Calgary, Alberta
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The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring ten powerful exhibitions, you will come...more
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Linsay Road, Bovington, Wareham BH20 6JG, England
+44 1929 405096
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited The Tank museum at Bovington during a three day stopover in this part of Dorset. I have often wanted to visit here and we had arranged accommodations nearby for this purpose. The museum has a large (free) car park which when we arrived...More

Thank Stewart C
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and i visited the Tank Museum in early September 2018. We took the train from London (2hours) and it was totally worth it. The museum is very well laid out and has tanks from every era of conflict. The highlight for us was...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Diverting on a 200mile journey home was an excellent choice as the vast, well staffed museum with a good cafe and restaurant is a must for anyone interested in the History of Tanks. My wife immediately went for the tank that they assist you to...More

Thank davidheysham
Reviewed 4 days ago

Just getting to the Tank Museum is interesting, because it is set in a training camp, so the atmosphere sets one up to see lots of - well, tanks! Now I am fascinated by them, and I’d been to the Museum before, so I was...More

Thank B F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was absolutely hammering it down, and my husband had driven tanks in the army, so we decided it would be dryer and warmer than our tent !! (He was exited, me and our 8 year old were not) Massive queue to get in when...More

Thank Mortons7
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We spent 4 hours here - originally intending to go to Corfe Castle (which isn’t far) but the weather was so atrocious that we came here after a recommendation. It is huge but fascinating. Plenty for my 7 year old to do - from climbing...More

1  Thank BAStravellers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Never been here before but took a chance. For info folks it may take longer than it says in some of the reviews We arrived and spent most of the day just looking through the tank story, is really only got through less than a...More

Thank Chris_Mussell
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a brilliant day out and you don't have to be a tank enthusiast to appreciate it, I found it very moving walking around the mock up trenches, it just makes you realise what those poor men went through back then. Our son loved...More

Thank vicky73111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My partner and I went for a day out with my parents to the museum, and all four of us had a fantastic day right up until we entered the gift shop. The exhibits are fantastic and fascinating; the range and the history is wonderful....More

1  Thank Rebecca M
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband and son thought it was great. Could do with a little more to entertain the non-tank enthusiast members of the family. I (Mum) would have been happy with up tot 3 hours, but 5 and a half was pushing it!! (I think the...More

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Ryan E
23 September 2018|
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Response from Philbe37 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Ryan, Yes there are places to stop rest benches and chairs but not too many so if you see a free one grab it 😃 Regards Phil
Richard W
12 August 2018|
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Response from Andy M | Reviewed this property |
15 Sep 2018 Tickets £18.
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Response from 855alisonb | Reviewed this property |
There isn't a great deal for younger children to do if they are not interested in looking at tanks, they might get bored. It is a huge place and you need at least one day to look around at everything.