The Tank Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Wareham, Dorset
SatNav: Region:
BH20 6JG South
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
Military Vehicles No
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 2 Open

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What’s Here

Located at the home of the Royal Armoured Corps, The Tank Museum comprises a collection of some 350 tanks and other military vehicles of many nationalities in six display halls. A large amount of supporting display material records the history of armoured vehicles.
A Hamilcar glider fuselage illustrates how armour and airborne forces supported each other in battle, while a Skeeter helicopter ‘hovers’ over the ground-based exhibits. There are regular ‘Firepower & Mobility’ displays during the summer season (July-September), when tanks and other AFVs can be seen in action.

Directions

At Bovington Camp, off the A352 near Wool, west of Wareham, Dorset. Well signposted.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open daily 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, except for Christmas week.

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Cafe, Souvenir shop, Access for the disabled.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
TK718 General Aircraft Hamilcar I TK718 Fuselage Displayed
XM564 Saro Skeeter AOP.12 XM564 Complete Displayed

More Information

The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG. Tel: 01929 405096, e-mail:info@tankmuseum.org, website:Tank Museum.

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