Tank Museum

The Tank Museum is a unique collection of over 300 tanks and military vehicles from over 26 different countries and is widely regarded as the best in the world. The museum has 6 large halls and tells the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. This story is helped along using plenty of interactive displays and activities.

Address: Bovington, BH20 6JG (Google map)

Website: https://tankmuseum.org

Tank Museum Entrance
Entrance to the Tank Museum.

Tank Museum Opening Hours

Open daily 10am until 5pm
Closed 24, 25 & 26 December
Allow around 4-5 hours for your visit

In the spring and summer holidays there are daily displays of tanks in action outdoors in the arena. You can also take a ride in an M548 tracked vehicle. Check their website for a list of special events and exhibitions as there is always a lot going on.

Facilities include a restaurant, cafe, shop, toilets and free parking.

Tank Museum Ticket Prices

FAMILY TICKETGate priceOnline
2 Adults, 2 Children £49.50£44.55
2 Adults, 1 Child£41£36.90
1 Adult, 2 Children  £34£30.60
Adult (aged 16 years and older)£19£17.10
Child (4-15 years old)£10.50£9.45
Child (under 4)FreeFree
All ticket prices include a free annual pass. 
Check website for up-to-date admission charges and opening hours. Info checked/updated on 07 March 2023
Tank Museum layout map
Tank Museum Map

Get a Virtual Tour For Free: The Tank museum has worked with Google to offer a free Street View tour of part of the museum. This allows virtual visitors to “walk” around the vehicles and artefacts on display. On a mobile you will probably need to use the Google Earth app to obtain Street View. On a laptop or desktop you should be able to use just Google Maps.

Inside the Tank Museum in Dorset
Little Willie tank is the world's first ever tank and is on display at the Tank Museum in Dorset
Little Willie is the world’s first ever tank
Armoured cars
Armoured car
Battlegroup Afganistan exhibition
The Trench Experience Exhibition
The Trench Experience Exhibition
Play dress up.
Take a ride in a tracked vehicle around the arena.

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