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“Absolutely brilliant!! ”
Review of The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Bovington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. See almost 300 armoured vehicles as you explore seven powerful exhibitions. "The Tank Story" details tank history from 1915 to the present. "Battlegroup Afghanistan" transports you to the modern front line. In "The Second World War - Discovery Centre", you'll see the breadth of our unique collection plus "Fury" uncovering our involvement in the film. Following the First World War centenary commemorations, explore "The Trench Experience" and "Warhorse to Horsepower". New for 2015, "Tank Factory" tells the story of the tank makers.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 10 July 2014 via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit! I was a bit skeptical to be honest about a museum of just tanks but how wrong was I! The exhibits were interesting and thought provoking, and weren't just about tanks but the stories around them as well. The exhibition about the horses used in the First World War was really moving. The entrance cost was excellent value for money at £40 for the 4 of us and we spent over 4 hours in the museum. The cafe was lovely and clean and not too expensive. The whole site is obviously well looked after. Make sure you have some pound coins so you can have a go on the target practice games! I'd recommend this museum to anybody!

2  Thank FifiWatt
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Son wanted to visit this for four years and finally succumbed. So glad I did, the museum is simply amazing, the numbers and variety of tanks is immense and we spent 5 1/2 hours there!

The staff were great, the cafe was clean and reasonably priced and all in all - brilliant!

Highly recommend it.

1  Thank ATHRoss
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Reviewed 9 July 2014 via mobile

This is great museum if you like military machinery, our 3 year old loved it, however mum gave it a miss. You can touch the tanks even have a ride on a tracked vehicle around the course out side. The entry fee is good considering you get free entry for another visit as long as it's within the same year as the first visit. This museum is located on a working military tank training base, so if your lucky you can see the British army's tanks and other tracked vehicles being put through their paces on the training area, which does have viewing points dotted along the road into Bovington.

1  Thank Stevezoezac
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is the place for anyone interested in tanks and associated vehicles and their history. It is very well set out with plenty of signage and information. It is well worth having a guided tour, our guide was 1st class with so much knowledge and enthusiasm so much so he had a Ferrett scout car in his garage,not a car. The restaurant could be a bit more adventurous and the constant scraping of chairs was a bit annoying. A great day out and well worth a visit. Visited as a group.

1  Thank Walter M
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I wasn't looking forward to this day out as tanks don't really do it for me but the ticket was a gift. Went with 2 children aged 4 and 7 and thought they would get bored.

The boys loved the tanks and equipment. The girls were a bit bored after seeing a couple of tanks, (and there are literally hundreds), but other exhibition areas - Afghanistan, War Horse and the Trenches were really interesting and informative.

The museum is modern, spacious, well set out and accessible. We did not come into contact with many staff, but those we saw were enthusiastic about the exhibits.

The café is big and reasonably priced.

We also had a ride in a rough terrain vehicle which cost extra but was good fun.

It is good value as the ticket can be used again over 12 months.

Very informative and there are exhibits to interest most people of all ages. My children are both under 7 and found the trenches fascinating.

Thank Thingy H
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