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The Tank Museum, Dorset

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. This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world’s first ever tank, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.

Exhibitions

Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum’s six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them

Contact 

The Tank Museum
Bovington
Dorset
BH20 6JG

Tel: 01929 405096
Fax: 01929 405360

Email: info@tankmuseum.org

The Tank Museum is open daily 10.00 – 17.00

Christmas closure dates: The Tank Museum will be closed on the Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

Official Website : www.tankmuseum.org/home

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