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    Vintage Christmas

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    Stepping back in time, 'Vintage Christmas' brings fantastic entertainment, an incredible festive market and historical education in a unique setting. See Father Christmas arrive by Tank on both days! Annual Passes are valid.
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    South West Model Show

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    The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. Annual Passes are valid for this event. For more details: http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64558
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    Tiger Day X

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    Tiger Day X, 15 September. In 2018 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Find out more: http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64446 Tiger Day X is advance tickets only. There will not be any tickets available to buy on the day. You will need a Tiger Day X ticket to enter the Museum.
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    Amiens 100: Countdown to Victory

    The Tank Museum will mark the centenary of the Battle of Amiens with a First World War themed event on 8 August 2018, in partnership with The Great War channel. Annual passes are valid. The event will feature arena displays of First World War vehicles, including tanks and armoured cars along with living history encampments and static displays of First World War aircraft, and other examples of First World War military artefacts. A highlight of the event will see the unveiling of a temporary display where all four Victoria Crosses won by Tank Corps servicemen will be displayed together for the first time. A French Renault FT-17 tank will also be appearing in the arena, following a restoration, alongside The Tank Museum’s replica Mk IV and German A7V to re-enact the world’s first tank v tank battle. For more details: http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64445
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    Sc-Fi Invasion

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    Meet the stars of your favourite sci-fi adventures at The Tank Museum. Start your May Half Term with a bang with sci-fi themed talks and tours, market stalls, characters and props around the Museum. Visitors wearing costume can enter for the reduced group rate on the day!Special guests Jon Davey, Colin Baker and Chris Barrie will be on site for selfies and signing autographs and memorabilia.Additional appearances over the weekend include the Charity Daleks. Star Wars characters Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Chewbacca will be here on the Sunday. Head over to the Laserguys activity area on the main car park to take part in a tactical Laser Tag battle!. Annual Passes are valid for this event. Book online for a reduced rate!Find out more here: http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53878
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    Tankfest

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    The world's biggest display of historic moving armour. Join us for the world's biggest display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank - The Tank Museum, Bovington. Find out more here: http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt63380
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    May Half Term at The Tank Museum

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    This May Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history…Sci-Fi Invasion 26-27 MayMeet your favourite sci-fi characters and enjoy themed talks and tours in The Tank Museum's second annual sci-fi invasion. Find out more herehttp://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53878Tanks in Action Displays – Every WeekdaySee Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 28 May. Realistic lifelike explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.Vehicle Rides – Every DayExperience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time – so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day, 11.30am - 4.30pm, during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies. Tonnes of Fun for Families! Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our new inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles! Find out more here http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt63980
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    Tiger Day IX

    Tiger Day IX, 28 April. Join The Tank Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of Tiger 131's capture. In 2018 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Regular and Premium tickets are still available http://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64010
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    Tiger Day IX

    Join The Tank Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of Tiger 131's capture on the 28th of April. In 2018 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Regular and Premium tickets still available http://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt64010
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    Matilda II Restoration.

    Check out Matilda Diaries - a series of videos chronicling the ongoing restoration of our Matilda II. Throughout the course of this series we aim to cover some of the questions and challenges involved with the project overall as well as the nitty gritty of dismantling and reassembling a 70 year old vehicle.
  11. Check out Matilda Diaries - a series of videos chronicling the ongoing restoration of our Matilda II. Throughout the course of this series we aim to cover some of the questions and challenges involved with the project overall as well as the nitty gritty of dismantling and reassembling a 70 year old vehicle.
  12. TANKFEST is the biggest andbest display of armour in the world. Tickets for TANKFEST 2017, 24-25 June, are sellingfast.Book here now! Two rare Second World War German tanks, a unique French First World War tank and a running Churchill tank have all been confirmed as guests for TANKFEST 2017. As well as these elite guest vehicles, TANKFEST will feature an unrivalled display of historic vehicles, entertainment and a display from the British Army. Saint Chamond This Saint-Chamond is the last one of its kind in existence. It has recently been restored to running order by the Musee des Blindes, Saumur, in preparation for the centenary of the first use of French armour on the battlefield in 1917. 2017 is the first time it will run at TANKFEST. Four Hundred St-Chamond tanks were built during the First World War, with the first ones produced in 1917. It was not very effective on the battlefield because of its poor manoeuvrability and by 1918 it had been completely replaced by Renault FT17 tanks and British heavy tanks driven by French Army crews. Churchill Mk IV or Mk III The Churchill Trust, a charity which encourages the study of science and technology, will be bringing one of its Churchill tanks to TANKFEST 2017 - the Mk IV and Mk III are the only running ones of their kind in the world. The Churchill tank was one of the most successful British tank designs of the Second World War. The tank was named after the wartime Prime Minister and proved to be just as tough. They saw service from the 1942 Dieppe raid, through to North Africa, Italy and Europe. It will be the first time this Churchill has run at TANKFEST for four years. Jagdpanther There are only three running Jagdpanthers in the world and TANKFEST 2017 is your chance to see one on the move. The Jagdpanther was a German tank destroyer built during the Second World War, based on the chassis of the Panther tank. Around 400 were built in total and went into action late in the war, serving on the Eastern and Western Fronts. It was a formidable weapon, fortunately for the Allies production of these vehicles was limited by shortages of raw materials and disruption caused by Allied bombings. The Jagdpanther, which has been generously lent to the Museum by the Weald Foundation and Mike Gibb, last appeared at TANKFEST in 2010. The Weald Foundation & The Tank Museum – partners in armouredheritage The Jagdpanther is being broughtin as an arena substitute for Tiger 131, which will not be appearing in thearena displays at TANKFEST this year. Tiger 131 will instead remain ondisplay in the new Tiger Collection exhibition (Opens April 2017) so that visitorscan enjoy this new exhibition in full. Tiger fans can still see Tiger131 in action during the two Tiger Days taking place in April and September 2017. Sturmgeschutz This newly restored Sturmgeschutz is making its TANKFEST debut at TANKFEST 2017, there are only a handful still running in the world. The Sturmgeschutz, or assault gun, was a very popular weapon in German service during the Second World War. Many different versions were made but the most common type was based upon the chassis of the Panzer III. Conceived in 1935 the Sturmgeschutz (Assault Gun) was intended to provide mobile, armoured, close support artillery for the German infantry rather than the Panzer Troops. The Sturmgeschutz which will be running at TANKFEST has been lent to The Tank Museum, and beautifully restored, by Steve Lamonby. Other exciting guest vehicles will be confirmed in due course... Buy your TANKFEST tickets now!
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    Tiger Day VII

    In 2017 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena, the first of which will occur on Tiger Day VII on the 29th of April. As the only running Tiger 1 tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Arena displays focus on Tiger 131 and its contemporaries, including the Matilda I, Valentine, Sherman Fury and Panzer III, as well as some of the vehicle it inspired – the Leopard and the Centurion. With special Tiger-themed talks and tours taking place throughout the day, you can find out how the Tiger was captured, examine unique items and documents from the Archive, and discover more about Tiger 131’s formidable successor – the King Tiger. Tiger Day is the perfect opportunity to visit The Tank Museum’s new exhibition, ‘The Tiger Collection – the Tanks, the Terror and the Truth’. Opening on the 6th of April, it will bring together the Tiger tank family for the first time. Tickets are selling fast, so book online now for cheaper rates http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53168
  14. From The Tank Museum Workshops: In February, we had volunteers from the Dutch army assisting us and providing training in the maintenance and repair of our Leopard 1 fleet of tanks, in time for TANKFEST. With their help we have stripped and inspected the running gear, adjusted the valve tappets on the engine and repaired some of the common faults these vehicles suffer from. During their stay we held some in depth driver training and systems management training to better understand the vehicles and the maintenance schedule required to run these tanks for years to come.
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    Remembrance Sunday

    Sunday 13th November 2016 This service will be attended by serving soldiers, veterans and their families, but visitors are also very welcome to join in the service. This well attended service will take place in the Cold War Hall. After this, a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Royal Armoured Corps Memorial, outside the Museum. All visitors will be asked to respect the 2 minutes silence that occurs at 11.00.
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