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The Tank Museum, Bovington

4.8
#1 of 76 in Museums in Dorset
With almost 300 vehicles on exhibition from 26 countries, The Tank Museum boasts the largest collection of tanks in the world. An extensive arsenal, informative dioramas, and action-packed displays spread among four exhibits bring the history of tanks and their crews to life. Learn about the conditions that led to the invention of the tank and the story of its development in context of the political and social events of the 20th century. Walk in the footsteps of a World War I soldier--from the recruiting office to the front-line trenches--and listen to the first-hand accounts of soldiers who have fought in various conflicts, most recently in Afghanistan. Arrange your visit to The Tank Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wareham using our Wareham road trip planning website .
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  • The Tank Museum is great, me and my son spent 5 hours here and we only managed to see about half of the exhibits, as my son who has autism likes to read all the detailed history and information about ...  more »
  • Missed some of the things first time so did a repeat visit as we had a 12 month free ticket which was very good it is also very informative  more »
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  • Fantastically laid out HUGE museum. Lots to see and good also for kids. A couple of cafes are right there too, along with a soft play area for the kids to go crazy in. The only slightly disappointing thing was that you couldn't go in the tanks, except for one. Not a deal breaker for an adult, but kids will be a bit disappointed - however there is a WWI tank they can climb in and have a look around. Great day out none the less. When you're done, you aren't forced to fight your way through the gift shop. The gift shop itself is located at the entrance and nicely out of the way. It's huge too, with tonnes of good stuff, so worth a visit - but on your own terms. Also, if you buy a ticket, it's good for an entire year. Go as many times as you please.
  • Oh my god, this place is huge. We have been here twice in a year now thanks to the ticket price covering entry for 12 months. We only had a few hours for this trip so we only covered 10% of the exhibits, so plan to spend an entire day there and not even see everything. They do a great job at telling the stories of tank regiments without glorifying war. The Afghanistan section is my favourite with some excellent stories and machinery.
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