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The Tank Museum

BOVINGTON
Wareham
Dorset
BH20 6JG

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The Tank Museum

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.00 per ticket
Child 5-16 years£8.00 per ticket
Group - Adults (more than 12 people)£12.00 per ticket
Group - Children (more than 12 people)£5.50 per ticket
Saver (1 Adult & 3 Children)£29.00 per ticket
Saver (2 Adults & 2 Children)£35.00 per ticket
Under 5 years oldFree

Book online for a reduced rate. Group discounts available. Please see www.tankmuseum.org for more details.

TripAdvisor

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    2445
  • Very Good
    517
  • Average
    69
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    13

Recent Reviews:

  • Michael W
    Chester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    A good day out!!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th October 2017
    Brilliant place to visit, the layout of exhibits very good, the staff are friendly and helpfull. The information boards and film clips are informative, its a very good insight into tanks , crews... Read full review
  • Panda055
    Melbourne, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Good displays and descriptions.
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th October 2017
    This is the largest Tank Museum in the world and my husband was very keen to visit it, having read about it back in Australia. We actually spent about 5 hours here. It is very logically set out with... Read full review
  • Dave J
    Gloucester, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Eye opening history
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 14th October 2017
    A great day of exploring the history with the grandsons. Brings it home just what conditions were like in the wars, and how technology has progressed in modern machinery. A greT display. Read full review

Gradings

  • VAQAS VB Attraction
VAQAS VB Attraction

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Winner of Winner Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Winner of Winner 2016

Video

  • Tank Museum

Map & Directions

Road Directions

The Tank Museum is situated in South Dorset; it is clearly sign-posted from Dorchester, Blandford, Poole, Bere Regis & Wool. It is approximately 1.9 miles (5 minutes) from Wool train station. There is a safe and convenient cycle route from Wool station, which is around 1.5 miles in length.

Public Transport Directions

The Museum is in walking distance (2 miles) of Wool Railway Station, which is on the mainline between London Waterloo and Weymouth. Bus number X55 connects the Railway Station to the Tank Museum (the X55 bus operates daily from 22 May to 3 September 2017). There is also a taxi rank at Wool Station. JOURNEY PLANNING: Alternatively, use the journey planning facility on the Traveline website: www.travelinesw.com

Facilities

Other

  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted

Key Features

  • Celebrity connection
  • Families
  • Film or TV location
  • Groups
  • Haunted
  • In countryside
  • Indoor Attraction
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Largest collection of tanks in Europe.

Accessibility

  • Accessible to Wheelchair Users
  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Facilities for the Disabled
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors

Children & Infants

  • Facilities for children - Children's play area

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On Bus Route - Buses X43, 103 and 104 - Tank Museum bus stop
  • On site parking - for cars and coaches. No charge.
  • Parking (free)

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Self-service licensed restaurant; light meals, hot and cold snacks, 150 max.
  • Picnic Site

Payment Methods

  • All major credit cards accepted
  • Approx length of visit - 2-4 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Min group size - 10 people
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - At a discounted price
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Air-conditioning throughout
  • Cater for groups
  • Coach drop-off point
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Event Venue
  • Free car parking
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open all year
  • Picnic Area
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families - Lots of family activities
  • Marketed towards senior citizens - Of interest to veterans and people who lived through the World Wars

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Demonstrations Given - Live Action Displays during School Holidays.
  • Educational Visits Accepted - Pre-booking required
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - 20 people per tour, must be booked in advance, £30 charge applies
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals - Pre-booking is essential

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier - 15
  • Wi-fi available

Group Travel

  • Out of Hours Visits

Opening Times

2017 Opening (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Closed 24, 25 and 26 December

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

Related

Saturday, 21st October 2017 - Sunday, 29th October 2017

October Half Term - The Tank MuseumFun for all the family during October half-term school holidays.
more info

Saturday, 2nd December 2017 - Sunday, 3rd December 2017

Father Christmas in a tankVintage Christmas Festival
more info

Saturday, 21st October 2017 - Sunday, 29th October 2017

October Half Term at The Tank Museum
more info

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