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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
    2458
  • Very Good
    517
  • Average
    69
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    13

Recent Reviews:

  • Chris N
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Great Tiger exhibition
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th October 2017
    Been several times to the tank museum. A great display of tanks from the beginning to current day, all nationalities, well displayed, good information. Right now they have all the variants of the... Read full review
  • scot59
    Sussex, England
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Best armed forces museum I've been to
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th October 2017
    What a great museum. Spent 6 hours here. Really good exhibitions particularly the trench experience. Loads of tanks obviously. Good display at 1pm. Tracked vehicle ride. Really good day out Read full review
  • gordonc719
    Tavistock, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Excellent day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 23rd October 2017
    My first bit of advice is: get there early! There is so much to see and do. Countless tanks and armoured vehicles, every conceivable one you can think of and plenty you never even imagined existed... 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

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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

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

Father Christmas in a tankVintage Christmas Festival
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Friday, 29th June 2018 - Sunday, 1st July 2018

Tankfest 2018
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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 18th February 2018

Tank Museum Half TermFebruary Half TermThis February Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history! South West Model Show February 10-11 Start off your holiday with the biggest model show in the South West. The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout...
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Saturday, 10th February 2018 - Sunday, 11th February 2018

South West Model Show Tank MuseumSouth West Model ShowThe Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. Over two days, view a large selection of exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum ranging from boats, planes,...
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Friday, 30th March 2018 - Sunday, 15th April 2018

Easter Holidays Tank MuseumEaster HolidayThis Easter Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Friday 30 March. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action...
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Saturday, 28th April 2018 - Saturday, 28th April 2018

Tiger Day IX Tiger Day IXIn 2018 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! While you're not watching Tiger 131, its contemporaries and more in the arena display, you can explore the Tiger Exhibition, peruse traders and...
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Saturday, 26th May 2018 - Sunday, 3rd June 2018

May Half Term Tank MuseumMay Half TermThis May Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… Start your May Half Term with a bang with the Sci-Fi invasion on the 26-27 May. Meet your favourite sci-fi characters and enjoy themed talks and tours in The Tank Museum's second annual sci-fi invasion. Find...
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Friday, 29th June 2018 - Sunday, 1st July 2018

TANKFEST 2018TankfestThe world's biggest display of historic moving armour. Join us for the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank - The Tank Museum, Bovington.
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Tuesday, 24th July 2018 - Sunday, 2nd September 2018

Summer Holidays The Tank Museum Summer HolidaysThis Summer Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Tuesday 24 July. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action...
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