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The Tank Museum


The Tank Museum is the only place where many of these rare and historic vehicles can be seen. Fresh from a £16m investment in new exhibitions & facilities, with almost 200 vehicles on display in 6 large halls, you will come face-to-face with tanks that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th century.

The tank was a British invention that changed warfare for ever when it was introduced in World War One – and Bovington has been the home of the tank ever since. From the Somme to Tiananmen Square or D-Day to Desert Storm the tank has played a part in shaping history – and it continues to do so today.

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The Museum offers a programme of sessions for schools including Key stage 2 and 3, The Home Front 1939 – 1945 and Military Survival Skills; Key stage 2, 3 and 4 - Letters home: voices from the trenches; and Key stage 3 and 4 - Trench warfare and the birth of the tank; Armour, maneuver, firepower; and Cold war on the inner German border.


Museum facilities

Refreshments café & restaurant
Gift shop  Yes
Toilets Yes
Toilets for Wheelchair Users  Yes
Guided Tours  Yes
Audio Tours   
Wheelchair Accessability  Level entry or ramped access for wheelchair. Lifts enable access to the higher floor
Induction Loop   
Facilities for the Blind / Visually Impaired   
Group Visits Yes
School Visits  
Outreach activities  



BH20 6JG

01929 405096