The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum

Museum Overview

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.

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?

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

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?

Information on accessibility

The Tank museum
The Tank museum
The Tank museum
Photos credited to The Tank Museum

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