Bovington Tank Museuem Bovington
Open daily 10.00 - 17.00.
Bovington Camp is still the British Army's main tank-training area - just driving around here and spotting the tracks in the woods is fun. There's so much to do here - war is not in your face but there is a profound message to take away. The tanks are monster machines and the kids will be fascinated - girls and boys alike!
Interactive stations help explain the concepts of armoured warfare - the Activity Zone gives the kids an opportunity to get creative. For humbling stories of courage and sacrifice, see the medal exhibition.
There are perosnal accounts from veterans in the Tranches of France to the streets of Basra - it's very sobering. You'll see 35 of the most important tanks in history, with a huge supporting collection of interesting stuff housed in a vast state of the art multimedia exhibition.
Understand the impact of the Army on Dorset and the history of Bovington; including an exhibition about T.E Lawrence and his time in the Tank Corps - he lived close by.
Kids can even learn what it is like to be a tank crewman in the cut-in-half Centurion.
Tank Action Disply Days are scheculed throughout the year to see these beasts in action.
Fun Family Days provide additional activities including kids go free in camouflage! You just have to find them...
Check website for exhibitions and special events throughout the year.
Adults: £12.50, Children: (5-16yrs) £7.50, Family Ticket - 2 adults, 2 children: £33.00. Children must be accompanied by an adult at ALL times.
The Tank Museum shop sells a comprehensive range of books, magazines, models and DVD's - as well as a variety of traditional souvenirs for the casual visitor. Free Parking. Picnic & Play Areas provide plenty of space for snack time, whilst kids can let off steam in the play area.
Getting the map...