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The Tank Museum



BH20 6JG

Bovington Tank Museum

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Bovington Tank Museum is home to nearly 200 vehicles housed in 6 large halls. Its extensive collection is probably the only place where you can see so many rare and historic vehicles in one place.


The Trench Experience

Walk in the footsteps of a World War One Soldier – from the recruiting office to the front line. Experience the mud and misery of the trenches. Find out why the tank was invented to break the stalemate and see the first tank attack in history.

The Discovery Centre

Understand the impact of the Army on Dorset and the history of Bovington; including an exhibition about T.E Lawrence and his time in the Tank Corps. Find out how tanks have changed throughout history and how different tanks are used in different ways. Learn what it is like to be a tank crewman and experience the cut-in-half Centurion.

The Arena

The museum’s external exhibition space where during the April, May, Summer, October School holidays visitors can watch Tank Action displays. Visitors can even find out for themselves how it feels to ride in a tracked vehicle.

Things to do:

Tank Ride Experience: thunder about in a tank for half a day. Pre-book £150

Tank Museum Experience Day: spend a day learn to drive, take a ride and explore tanks. Must pre-book whole day £295.

“Access All Areas”: take a tour with an expert guide and get close up to Bovington’s unique collection. See inside rare vehicles and see what goes on behind the scenes.Pre-book £45 for half a day.

Telephone: (01929) 462 359

Opening Days & Times:

Every Day*

Mon - Sun Open 10:00 - 17:00

*Except 23-26th Dec & 1st Jan

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Telephone: (01929) 405 096