Search More

The Tank Museum

Bovington, Dorset Category Museums & Galleries
The Tank Museum image

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.

The 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.

Local area map

Get directions
  • Event Location
  • B&B
  • Self-Catering
  • Caravan Pitches
  • Multiple Accommodation

You may also like

  • Monkey World

    Wareham, Dorset

    Monkey World assists governments around the world to stop the smuggling of primates from the wild. At the Centre refugees of this illegal trade as well as...

    More information
    • For the Family
    • Nature & Wildlife
  • Sculpture by the Lake


    Nestled in 26 acres of Dorset’s finest countryside lies Sculpture by the Lakes, an oasis for art lovers and art collectors.

    More information
    • Outdoor Activities
  • Durdle Door & White Nothe...

    West Lulworth

    A walk to take your breath away in every sense of the word!

    More information
    • Outdoor Activities
    • For the Family
  • Corfe Castle


    Enjoy the sights of one of Britain’s most iconic and significant survivors of the English civil war, partially destroyed in 1646 by the parliamentarians.

    More information
    • For the Family
    • For the Kids
    • For Adults
    • Historic Sites