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Tank Museum

Chieftain Tank on Display in the Arena
Chieftain Tank on Display in the Arena
The chance to get up close to tanks
One of the Tank Museum's halls, housing the exhibitions
A tank on display at the Tank Museum
Tiger Day 2016 at the Tank Museum
Tiger Day 2016 at The Tank Museum
Tank Men exhibition at The Tank Museum
Tankfest 2017 at The Tank Museum
The Tiger Collection exhibition at The Tank Museum
World War I Commemoration at the Tank Museum
Chieftain Tank on Display in the ArenaThe chance to get up close to tanksOne of the Tank Museum's halls, housing the exhibitionsA tank on display at the Tank MuseumTiger Day 2016 at the Tank MuseumTiger Day 2016 at The Tank MuseumTank Men exhibition at The Tank MuseumTankfest 2017 at The Tank MuseumThe Tiger Collection exhibition at The Tank MuseumWorld War I Commemoration at the Tank Museum

The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays.

01929 405096
 tankmuseum.org

Re-opens 17th May 2021. Open 7 days a week, 10am – 5pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

 Linsay Road, Bovington, BH20 6JG

The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. 

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare spanning over 100 years of history. Exploring ten powerful exhibitions, you will come face to face with almost 300 armoured vehicles.  This unique collection includes the world’s first ever tank, the feared German Tiger and the modern Challenger 2.

“The Tank Story” details tank history from its birth in 1915 to the present in a modern exhibition.  “Battlegroup Afghanistan” transports you to today’s front line as combat veterans give their accounts alongside the vehicles used on operations today.  In “The Discovery Centre” you’ll see the breadth of our vehicle collections as well as seeing who tanks are made in “Tank Factory”.

The Tank Museum’s First World War Centenary exhibition, “Tank Men”, tells the stories of the first men who fought bravely in these revolutionary machines. Let the “The Trench Experience” take you back in time to the trenches of the First World War, whilst “Warhorse to Horsepower” examines the role of horses in war.

There are special events going on throughout the year at The Tank Museum including TANKFEST, Tiger Day and the Vintage Christmas Festival and Craft Fayre, as well as special activity programmes during the School Holidays.

TANKFEST, on the last weekend of June, is the world’s best display of historic moving armour! With stalls, food, entertainment and activities as well, this is an event for the whole family.

Don’t miss the explosive Tanks in Action Displays, every weekday during the School Holidays. Watch in awe as tanks roll into action in our arena, with thundering engines and life-like explosions!

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WW2 Planes At TANKFEST 2021

WW2 planes at TANKFEST 2021

There will be a flypast of two WW2 planes at TANKFEST 2021 later this month. An iconic WW2 Spitfire and Lancaster will participate in the flypast at TANKFEST 2021 at…

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Upcoming events

september

4sep - 5sep 48:30 amsep 5South West Model Show at The Tank Museum 4-5 September 2021South West Model Show

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