The Tank Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Wareham, Dorset
SatNav: Region:
BH20 6JG South
United Kingdom
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.


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

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Opening Hours:

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


See official website for details.


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,, website:Tank Museum.


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