Bovington, Wool, Dorset. BH20 6JG.
The Tank Museum brings history to life with the world's best collection of tanks and action packed live displays during school holidays.
See almost 300 vehicles as you explore seven powerful exhibitions, including; "The Tank Story", "Battlegroup Afganistan", "The Discovery Centre", "The Trench Experience" and "Warhorse to Horsepower".
Opening in Spring 2016, don’t miss the landmark First World War Centenary exhibition, "Tank Men:
The Story of the First Crews".
Gift Aid It! - Free annual pass included in your entry fee. T&C's apply - see our website.
Registered Charity No. 1102661
7 days a week, 10.00am - 5.00pm. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.
8th October -
- Model exhibition.
22nd - 30th October -
October Half term
- 100 Years of the Tank. See full details below.
4th November -
Archive and Supporting Collection Experience
- Go behind the scenes at the Archives, see the Supporting Collection and find out more about how they are used.
13th November -
- The Tank Museum is hosting the official remembrance service on behalf of the Bovington Garrison.
3rd & 4th December -
- Shopping, Entertainment and see Father Christmas arrive in a Tank!
October Half Term -
100 years of the tank
Tanks in Action Displays - Every Weekday
See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 24th October. Realistic explosions, life like explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action-packed demonstration of Tanks in Action.
Vehicle Rides - Every Day
Experience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time - so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies.
Tank 100 Themed Activities
Climb inside a First World War and Modern Battle tank. Find out more about life in the trenches and take part in our Junior Tank Story talk.
Tonnes of Fun for Families!
Kids can let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our new inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles!
£13 for adults, £7 children. Annual passes are valid.
For more details, see http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53429
Stepping back in time, 'Vintage Christmas'
Bringing fantastic entertainment, an incredible festive market and historical education in a unique setting.
Not only will you be entertained throughout, you can shop till you drop in our extensive vintage market for all those unique Christmas gifts that you won't find anywhere on the high street.
Learn more about what life was like at Christmas time from the 1920's to the Post War era, with themed crafts and activities. There will also be living history reenactors around the Museum to help take you back in time.
• Santa's grotto (additional cost) and see him arrive by Tank on both days!
• Christmas Carvery Lunch
• Children's crafts and activities
• Vintage Market
• Live music
Normal admission charges apply and Annual Passes ARE valid at this event.
For more information see http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53510