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The Tank Museum houses the world's best collection of tanks. From the first tank ever built to the modern Challenger II, the Museum houses examples from all over the world. This definitive collection comprises of over 300 vehicles dating back to 1909. The Tank Museum is the only place where many of these rare and historic vehicles can be seen. See tanks that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th century. There are plenty of live action displays all year, please see website for details.

The Tank Museum
BOVINGTON, BH20 6JG
Phone : 01929 405096

Features

Facilities
  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
Accessibility
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Wheelchairs available, induction loop, ramps, lifts
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • Open all year
  • Opening Times: Open all year, daily 10-5. Closed 24-26 Dec

About The area

Discover Dorset

Dorset means rugged varied coastlines and high chalk downlands. Squeezed in among the cliffs and set amid some of Britain’s most beautiful scenery is a chain of picturesque villages and seaside towns. Along the coast you’ll find the Lulworth Ranges, which run from Kimmeridge Bay in the east to Lulworth Cove in the west. Together with a stretch of East Devon, this is Britain’s Jurassic Coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, noted for its layers of shale and numerous fossils embedded in the rock. Among the best-known natural landmarks on this stretch of the Dorset coast is Durdle Door, a rocky arch that has been shaped and sculpted to perfection by the elements. The whole area has the unmistakable stamp of prehistory.

Away from Dorset’s magical coastline lies a landscape with a very different character and atmosphere, but one that is no less appealing. Here, winding, hedge-lined country lanes lead beneath lush, green hilltops to snug, sleepy villages hidden from view and the wider world. The people of Dorset are justifiably proud of the achievements of Thomas Hardy, its most famous son, and much of the county is immortalised in his writing. 

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