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What a fine display of military history and well presented. My son(9.) and I spent a full day and... read more

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Andy T
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Fantastic collection - interesting even for non-tank visitors

Drove from Kent (took 4 hours) well worth the drive! Fantastic collection of tanks, especially the... read more

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I haven't been here since way back on the 1970's.
Now it is a huge place, with a very modern building.
Starting off you through a very realistic WW1 trench sections, which brings to mind the difficult situation troops suffered, a very important part, as without the becoming of tanks, which was the Allies new weapon towards then end of the war. We could have seen the war drawn out for much longer.
But thankfully towards the end of WW1 the allies came up with tanks, which not only could transverse the no-mans land between the trenches, but was the instigator in breaking the deadlock which had set in.
After leaving the trenches you pass through WW2 tanks, and various later tanks that were involved in the Gulf and Afghanistan wars.
Although from the early days of the pioneer tanks like "Little Willie" the basic idea of track driven units, that can cope with most terrains, with heavy armour and big guns are still the same principals in modern tanks.
Later tanks have to have stronger and thicker armour to cope with more powerful weapons.
Being I visited towards the beginning of their day, also being term time, it delightfully quiet and serene walking around. Although I can imagine during school holidays it gets much busier and I would recommend off peak, if you want to really absorb the atmosphere of the place.
There are two refreshment stops as you go around, firstly a small cafe area, towards the Gulf War area. With a main restaurant upstairs nearer the world tanks display.
The cafe offers snacks and drinks, whereas the main restaurant offers the addition of hot main course meals.
It is mostly accessible to disabled, with ramps and lifts to all areas, although someone with severe mobility walking, or those pushing wheelchairs, going around the WW1 trenches could be a little harder going, as in places the flooring is rough and slightly uneven to simulate the rough and muddy conditions of the WW1 trenches.. It could be bypassed if you felt it was too difficult to use. Other than the trenches area, all the floors are smooth, level and easy to navigate... There are a few gentle ramps between various areas but nothing to worry about.
I myself am mobility challenged but managed to get around and enjoy the complete museum.
Along the way around there are various seating areas, where you can simply pause or take advantage of audio-visual talks that are there.
For younger little people there are interactive displays to enhance their learning of tanks.
The gift shop is vast with obvious goods all related to tanks and world wars, with gifts and toys to suit most budgets.
I found that for myself about 2-3 hours was needed to take in the most, but if you want to really absorb all the displays and read all the signage for tanks you could easily spend 6+ hours..
Great for any child with WW1 and WW2 in their history curriculum.

FREE WIFI throughout the museum, for those that want to upload pictures to Facebook and Twitter as they go.

Thank R0y64
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Visited with my girlfriend over the weekend, we arrived at quite late in the day around 2pm, we were not prepared for the size of the place, we zipped around the exhibits in around 2.5 hours but you could easily spend a full day in this place if you took your time to read all of the information at each exhibit. The Tiger collection was a particular highlight for me, the scale of these machines is something to behold, no wonder they were so feared during the war! The trenches of ww1 were also very good, looking at the armour of these early tanks you would have had to be a braver man than me to be cooped up inside one! Well worth a visit, literally hundreds of tanks in various states to be seen. It’s great that battle damage can be seen on a large about of tanks and they have been sympathetically restored! I also found the price reasonable especially since it includes re-entry for a year!

Thank James M
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

I first visited this museum some 50 years ago when the then whole display area could be fitted into a space no larger than that taken up by todays Café, This now has to be one of our countries finest museums and it gives the impression that it's development over the years has not been inhibited by cost and indeed the site is still a work in progress, I was also impressed by the friendly and helpful attitude of the Staff. To do it justice really requires more than just one or even two visits so the fact your ticket can be used for further visits over a 12 month period is pretty useful

Thank Martyn M
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

This was my first visit to the Tank Museum. It was much more then I expected. Couldn’t believe how many tanks there actually were. All different kinds, makes, era and nations. I heard the Tank Feast it awesome and think I will definitely try and go. There is more then just tanks as well. The trench system is good to walk through. All in all a good day out, something the whole family can enjoy.

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

The tank Museum has a fantastic collection of tanks from all eras. The staff are helpful and incredibly knowledgable, you can feel their passion when they talk about what life was like inside a tank. The trench section was great, especially for children. The tiger collection makes you realise how daunting it must have been for allied soldiers during the war....they look so powerful and well built.

Thank dhreviews
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