All Ages Indoor & Outdoor Museum Outdoor Fun

The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum, Linsay Rd, Bovington, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 6JG
01929 405096
Average time spent - 4 hours
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Things to do at The Tank Museum review

The Tank Museum is the world’s finest collection of tanks in Bovington, Dorset. It brings the story of tanks and their crews to life with awe-inspiring modern exhibitions.

The museum is home to around 300 military vehicles which represent the key battles of every major conflict since the First World War. Their exhibitions tell the story of this British invention from the Somme to the beaches of Normandy and the deserts of Iraq. Although it may not sound like a lot the museum recommends a visit time of 4-5 hours. There are 12 exhibitions in total.

There are plenty of interactive games throughout the exhibitions. Younger kids will find jigsaws, play tables and reading corners. There is a trail for 5-12-year-olds, they can dress up or enjoy other interactive activities. In the school holidays, they can experience the thrill of a vehicle ride. There are indoor and outdoor play areas. They also host a range of yearly events some of which you can see tank displays.

Please note – Most places may still require you to pre-book online in advance. Some venues also still have certain areas closed for safety reasons. Please check their website and/or social media pages before visiting.

FAQ and Further Information – The Tank Museum

Is there food and drink available?

The Tank Museum Restaurant serves hot and cold food and drinks. You are welcome to bring a picnic.

What are the main things to do?

Tank museum covering its history in war with around 300 vehicles, there is a trail plus indoor and outdoor play areas. There are toilets and a restaurant.

What are the ticket prices?

*Higher-priced but good value
*Prices are subject to change and/or discounts online. *Higher-priced. Tickets are cheaper online in advance. An adult ticket online costs £14, children 5-16 are £8.75. Under 5s are free, family tickets are available. Once you have purchased your ticket you can return for the next 12 months for free. (excluding special events).

Is there parking?

There is a large free car park.

When are they open?

The Tank Museum is open almost all year round except for the 24th, 25th and 26th of December. For up to date opening times and dates please visit their website.

Dog friendly?

Only assistance dogs are permitted.

Are they accessible?

The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum
The Tank Museum
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