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Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG
The Tank Museum brings the history of tanks and tank crews to life, supported by the world’s best collection of armoured vehicles and action packed live displays. As you explore the Museum’s six large halls, you will come face to face with tanks that have seen action in all the major conflicts of the 20th century. This unique collection of over 300 vehicles includes the world’s first ever tank, the infamous German Tiger tank, and the modern Challenger 2. Marking the centenary of World War One The Trench Experience takes you back in time to the trenches in 1916. New from 2014, the Warhorse to Horsepower exhibition examines the rise of the tank and the role of the cavalry in the mud of the Western Front. Battlegroup Afghanistan is also well worth exploring, where the men of the Royal Armoured Corps tell their story of some of the fiercest fighting since World War 2. You can explore a recreated Forward Operating Base and experience the living conditions of soldiers today plus see a range of combat vehicles used in operations. Click tankmuseum.org for lots more information on this fascinating museum or call 01929 462359.
Information on The Tank Museum , Bovington , Wareham
|Opening Times:||Daily 10:00-17:00. Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan.|
|Admission:||Annual Pass included in entry fee. Adult £12.50, Child (5-16) £7.50, OAP/Disabled £9.00, Family £33.00. Group rates available 15+ people|
|Child Friendly:||Children of all ages welcome|
|Location:||In the village of Bovington, near Wool which is a main-line station from Waterloo.|
Family Activities, Children's Play Areas, Free Coach Parking, Full Disabled Access, Guided Tours, Parking Availability, Refreshments, Catering - Restaurant & Cafe, Shop
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Sat 23 May 2015 – Sun 31 May 2015
This May half-term, to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of VE-Day (Victory in Europe), the Tank Museum will be offering themed talks and activities related to the stories of the Allied victories across Europe. The Tank Museum will also be hosting a 1940's garden party where you can take part in creating flags, bunting and other crafts for the occasion.
Tanks in Action - 1pm weekdays
Sat 27 Jun 2015 – Sun 28 Jun 2015
The weekend of the 27th and 28th of June is Tankfest at The Tank Museum – bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life...
Historic vehicle displays will include vehicles making their show debuts, with a number of old favourites returning to the arena.
Tankfest 2015 will play host to a variety of traders and exhibitors from Militaria Goods to Arts and Crafts.
Sun 06 Sep 2015 – Sun 06 Sep 2015
Dorset's Newest Ride In Event!
Ending off the season, this fundraising ride provides a great social atmosphere with proceeds going to The Tank Museum and other local charities.
Trade Stands and Classic Bikes
Close to Dorset's stunning 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coastline
Entrance to ride in - £2
Sat 19 Sep 2015 – Sun 20 Sep 2015
See the history of warfare in action from Medieval to Modern Day with living history encampments, drills, weaponry displays, firearms evolution and period battles.
Medieval, Napoleonic, First World War, English and American Civil War, are just some of the periods in history you'll see brought to life by skilled re-enactors.
There will also be TWO arena displays each day.
Sat 10 Oct 2015 – Sat 10 Oct 2015
The Tank Museum is pleased to announce the return of Tank Mod, this year in association with 1/6th scale armour model group ARMORTEK.
The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the country to take part in its model exhibition. Now in its second year, the Tank Museum will be joining forces with ARMORTEK for a day which promises to be packed full of miniature machines!
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