For a day out that is both exciting and memorable, bring the whole family to the Tank Museum in Bovington in Dorset. Grandparents and children will be fasc
Wool Lane, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG
Tel: 01929 405096
Gardens and Open Spaces, Indoor Activities, Museums and Art Centres, Outdoor Activities, Trips and Transport
Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s
(based on family of 4)
For a day out that is both exciting and memorable, bring the whole family to the Tank Museum in Bovington in Dorset. Grandparents and children will be fascinated by this museum, which brings history to life, showcasing the world’s best collection of tanks and explosive live displays. A series of exhibitions tells the story of armoured warfare from 1915 to the present day and there are some 300 vehicles in the collection for visitors to look at and in some cases climb into and imagine what it feels like to sit in one of these historic vehicles. A highlight of the day’s visit is the ФTanks in Action’ display that takes place in the Kuwait Arena, on weekdays at 1pm. Exciting commentary, explaining how tanks are used in battle, coupled with the thunder of the vehicles as they enter and circle the arena and lifelike explosions, all make this an enthralling experience. A ФTank Experience Day’ gives participants the opportunity to drive an FV432 (requirements are age 17+ with valid driving licence and minimum height of 1.4m and fit), as well as the chance to sit in the seat of a Main Battle Tank as it circles the arena. For schools there is a range of curriculum-linked workshops, covering various topic areas and using the museum’s collection of vehicles and objects for support. Check out the Events page on the website for upcoming events and look out for the museum’s latest exhibition Р Tank Men: The Story of the First Tank Crews. All in all, this is a fantastic day out for the family.
My children really enjoyed the interactive exhibits and exploring the tanks and life during war. They particularly liked the war horse exhibit but their favourite was the soft play.
4:59 PM May 15, 2018