Bovington Tank Museum
Bovington Army Camp
Dorset BH20 6JG
The Tank Museum houses a varied and comprehensive collection of armoured vehicles with themed displays being held most weekends.
Special ‘experience’ events are also held – take a visit to the Museum web site (link below) where you will find the details. Tank experience and Tank rides for planned for the next year and schedules are normally available at the end of November. They are said to be very popular.
The visitor’s first view of a tank on arriving at the museum is the two modern British tanks flanking the main entrance. Once inside the exhibits hall, the visitor can view a display charting the evolution of the tank from the Leonardo da Vinci designs to the modern armoured vehicles.
In the various other halls, there are large collections of First and Second World War tanks together with mortars, field guns, armoured cars etc. Do not miss the Lawrence of Arabia display together with a Brough Superior motorcycle. The largest hall in the Museum holds the ‘Britain at Bay’ section.
For those interested in military history, or those who just like looking at tanks, this is the Museum for you!
Plan Your Visit
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Open all year except for 21st - 26th December and 1st January.
10:00 to 17:00 hours.
Admission costs, Contact & Further Information
+44 (0)1929 462 359
- By train
Possibly the easiest and fastest way to visit the museum from London. From London Waterloo, take South West Trains to Weymouth alighting at Wool Station. Journey time is about 2¾ hours.
Take the local taxi service to Bovington Tank Museum. It is a journey of approximately 2 miles (3.2 km).
For train times, visit Web: National Rail Enquiries
- By car from London
From Junction 12 on the M25 London Ring Road, take the M3 towards Southampton. Join the M27 westbound. At junction 1 exit on to the A31. Continue on the A31west around Bournemouth and Poole to Bere Regis village and then follow the signposts to the museum.
This is a busy route and depending on the day of the week, the traffic can be heavy and the journey slow – allow up to four hours for the journey from London.
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