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Review of The Tank Museum

The Tank Museum
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Bovington
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: The Tank Museum brings history to life, with the world's best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. See almost 300 armoured vehicles as you explore seven powerful exhibitions. "The Tank Story" details tank history from 1915 to the present. "Battlegroup Afghanistan" transports you to the modern front line. In "The Second World War - Discovery Centre", you'll see the breadth of our unique collection plus "Fury" uncovering our involvement in the film. Following the First World War centenary commemorations, explore "The Trench Experience" and "Warhorse to Horsepower". New for 2015, "Tank Factory" tells the story of the tank makers.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 4 April 2018

A superb collection of tanks. Very friendly staff. Disabled friendly and excellent value. Using the annual pass, visited twice in one week. And still more to see!

Thank p22017
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

So we arrived to Bovington with expectations of a great day... the £3.50 tracked vehicle ride was the only good thing about the whole day..
After 20 mins walking around we really had realised that Bovington is not only a tank museum, but a storage facility for just about every tank ever built.
Square eyes started to set in after seeing about 200 tanks.. or at least it seemed like 200..., we decided to take a break from the tanks to watch the 30 minute live fire demonstration outside... wow.. 27 minutes with a compare talking about everything we had just seen inside.. and 3 minutes of really bad pyrotechnics, no actual tank firing..
totally bringing the day to a really bad end... a lot of money for a tank parking facility.
Won’t go back ......EVER..!

1  Thank glenryck
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This place doesn’t mess about. Just about everything you’d want to know about tanks under one roof. Lots of detailed history and an endless array of tanks on display. Less interaction than expected, particularly for a young family. With height restrictions of 120cm on the only activities of note. A bog standard soft play in one corner is a pretty weak effort to bridge the gap.

Thank Tony083
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

A wonderful day out visiting the tank museum loads technical information about the tanks. A wonderful shop to buy models. Well worth a visit

Thank Christian J
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went here on rainy Good Friday. It was brilliant. Haven't been for many years we were very impressed. So much to see definitely need more than one day. Loved the trenches and the war horse exhibition.

1  Thank sandra j
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