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The Tank Museum Bovington

Bruce has had a long association with tanks restoring many over the years. Bovington is one of his favourite places to visit and with almost 300 vehicles on exhibition from 26 countries it is the largest collection of tanks in the world.

Nestled in the heart of Dorset, England, The Tank Museum at Bovington is a must-visit destination for any history buff or military enthusiast. Here, visitors can explore hundreds of armoured vehicles, from World War I to the present day, and get a glimpse into the history of mechanised warfare.

With 10 exhibitions to explore, The Tank Museum is Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. The majority of visitors allow 4-5hrs for their visit – while others take full advantage of their annual pass to return the following day!

Highlights include the immersive Trench Experience and The Tank Story Hall – featuring key exhibits such as the first ever tank, the modern Challenger 2 and the notorious Tiger tank. The Museum also features a major Second World War Exhibition, “World War Two: War Stories”, and an exhibition examining the use of the tank in popular culture, Tanks For The Memories: The Tank in Popular Culture, marking The Tank Museum’s Centenary year.

The Tank Museum is situated in Bovington (near Wareham), which is regarded as the ‘home of the tank’ as it was here that some of the first tank crews were trained during the First World War. It remains home to the Royal Armoured Corps today.

As well as being close to Wool station (On the mainline between London Waterloo and Weymouth), there is a large free car park including coach, motorbike and disabled parking.

Find out more about The Tank Museum and events like TANKFEST & Tiger Day on our website.

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