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The History of Tanks at the Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset

The Tank Museum in the Dorset town of Bovington on the south coast of England is located on a military base, the home of The Armour Centre. A large museum with the biggest collection of tanks in the world from many different countries. Several of the exhibits are the only ones remaining in existence. 

What is There to See in the Tank Museum?

The Da Vinci Tank

‘Little Willie’

Mark I

Mark II

The Trench Experience

The Panther

Hobart’s ‘funnies’


Battlegroup Afghanistan

The Tank Factory

Is the Tank Museum Good for Kids?

Visiting the Tank Museum

Opening Hours

Daily: 09h00 – 17h00

Ticket Prices

Adults: £13.00
Children (5+): £8.50
Under 5’s: free

There are Family Tickets are available.


Gift Shop, Restaurant, Cafe, Free Parking, WiFi

Archaeology Travel Writer

Sarah Nash

Sarah has a Bachelors degree in Philosophy and a Masters degree in Archaeology. Besides an interest in archaeology and history, Sarah is also a travel obsessed bookworm. Given her aim to get her children to be equally interested in history and travel, Sarah started our History with Kids series of articles. Sarah has also written about places and museums to visit in Salisbury and London.

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