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    Spring Edition 16th-17th February Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own!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.Find out more here https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt66485 C19_03_SW_Model_Show_60x40.pdf
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    Autumn Edition 28th-29th September Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own!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.Find out more here: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt67366
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    28th June – 30th June Presented by World of Tanks, the world's biggest display of historic moving armour. Join us for the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank - The Tank Museum, Bovington. Find out more here: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt65567 C19_01_TANKFEST_2019_A1.pdf
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    Tiger Day 11, 27 April. In 2019 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! Tiger Day 11 is advance tickets only. There will not be any tickets available to buy on the day. You will need a Tiger Day 11 ticket to enter the Museum. Annual Passes are not valid. Find out more here: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt65576
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    Tiger Day 12, 14th September. In 2019 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! Tiger Day 12 is advance tickets only. There will not be any tickets available to buy on the day. You will need a Tiger Day 12 ticket to enter the Museum. Annual Passes are not valid. Find out more here: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt67292
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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, 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.
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hello I am trying to help a film company source a Cold War era Tank, a Russian tank would be best but will consider others, filming is in Yorkshire. If you can help please e mail me on .... kevin.cleary@talk21.com
  11. Saturday 17th September On 15th September 1916, at Flers on the Somme, tanks were used in battle for the first time. Shortly afterwards, on 27th October, Bovington became the Tank headquarters. The Tank 100 event will be commemorating the centenary of the tank, the sacrifice of Britain's tank soldiers and Bovington's role in armoured warfare. Please note: Tank 100 is a Special Event Day so pre-existing Annual Passes will NOT be valid. Special event prices apply, tickets are available now! Click here to buy. On the day there will be a commemoration led by the Royal Tank Regiment involving The Tank Museum's Mark IV, there will be a British Army display and also a Tank Museum historic display of British vehicles. At the event there will be a WW1 Battle inclusive of smoke, pyrotechnics, infantry and also an aircraft display from the Great War Display Team.
  12. Dorset's Finest Ride In Event! For the second time The Tank Museum is hosting the Wheels of Steel ride in event, to end off the season. This fundraising ride in provides a great social atmosphere with proceeds going to The Tank Museum and other local charities. Tigers Children Motorcycle Display Team We will also be having a childrens motorcycle display team at the Museum producing exciting displays for you to watch and enjoy! The performance will last approximately 45 minutes. Please click here to find out more about the display team. Trade Stands, Exhibitors and Classic Bikes Catering Facilities Tanks in Action Display Close to Dorset's stunning 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coastline Live Entertainment Our last Tanks in Action Display of the summer holidays will take place in our Kuwait Arena with life like explosions, thundering engines and expert commentary. Not to be missed!
  13. Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th August 2016 10am - 5pm 01929 405096 See the history of warfare in action from Medieval to Modern day with living history encampments, drills, weaponry displays, firearms evolution and period battles. We have assembled some of the very best re-enactment groups in the UK, including the Sealed Knot, the Southern Skirmish Association and the elite units for the Napoleonic Association. Site opens at 9am each day. Enjoy a packed programme of activities from 10am as we take you on a tour of history with drill displays, battle re-enactment and spectacular sieges. Each group will be camped around the battlefield, you will be free to wander around find out what life was like for soldiers and civilians alike from 1415 to 1945. During each day there will be a grand parade of all of our re-enactment groups bringing everyone together for a fantastic photographic opportunity during a short drum-head memorial to remember our fallen soldiers and civilians throughout conflicts past and present. The final arena display will be a 30 minute display from The Tank Museum*. *The appearance of all our historic machines in the display is subject to mechanical availability on the day. Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.
  14. The Tank Museum Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th July 2016 A Special Visit by Doctor Who's Arch Enemies! The Dalek's , Doctor Who's arch nemesis', will be invading The Tank Museum on the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2016! Annual Passes ARE valid for this event!
  15. Find out what's going this Summer at The Tank Museum! 21st July - 4th September 2016 The Tank Museum This Summer explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history…NEW Exhibition - TANK MEN: The Story of the First Crews Explore The Tank Museum’s newest exhibition and discover the lives of eight First World War soldiers who were among the pioneers of tank warfare. You will be moved by powerful stories as we mark the Centenary of the tank.Tanks in Action Displays – Every Weekday See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Thursday 21 July. Realistic explosions, life like explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action–packed demonstration of Tanks in Action.Vehicle Rides – Every Day Experience 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 during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies.Family Activities Take part in a range of family activities. Tonnes of Fun for Families! Kids can 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!
  16. Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th June 2016 9am - 6pm [h=1]TANKFEST RETURNS TO THE TANK MUSEUM...[/h]...bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life... Join us for the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank. Following the sell-out 2015 TANKFEST, we strongly advise buying tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. As well as high-octane arena displays, see music and dancing in the Entertainment Marquee, feats of strength in the Tank Pull Challenge and come face-to-face with history in the Living History encampments.
  17. Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2016 10am - 5pm Exhibitors display war games on the Museum floor. Please note access to some exhibits may be obstructed. The annual War Gamers event returns to The Tank Museum, as hobbyists take over the Museum for the weekend. War gaming clubs from across the country will be exhibiting different strategy games for visitors to view and join in. Specialist traders will also be dispersed around the Museum allowing gamers to add to their collections... and for novices to start their own! This is a must see event for anyone; especially those with an interest in war gaming and the associated hobbies of diorama building, modelling and play table making. Call 01929 462359 for more information. Please note: Access to some exhibits may be obstructed during the course of this weekend event. Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.
  18. Find out about Firepower and see Tanks in Action! This May Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history… Tanks in Action Displays – Every Weekday See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Monday 30 May. Realistic explosions, life like explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action–packed demonstration of Tanks in Action.Vehicle Rides – Every Day Experience 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 during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies.Firepower Themed Activities Climb inside a First World War and Modern Battle tank. Find out more about weaponry through the ages and take part in our Junior Tank Story talk.Tonnes of Fun for Families! Kids can 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!
  19. This Easter explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history... NEW Exhibition - Tank Men: The Story of the First Crews Explore The Tank Museum's newest exhibition & discover the lives of eight First World War soldiers who were among the pioneers of tank warfare. You will be moved by powerful stories as we mark the Centenary of the tank. Vehicle Rides taking place every day in an M548 tracked vehicle, extra charge of £3.50pp. First World War themed family activities everyday around the Museum. Kids can also let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our new inside soft play area, adjacent to our cafe. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles! Normal admission fees apply and Annual Passes can be used.
  20. Activities and interactive talks will be taking place across the Museum all week, including remote control tank tactics! In addition, there will be an opportunity to climb in a Main Battle Tanks, try on replica uniforms, take part in fun-filled family activity trails, learn about the history of the tank and soldiers in desert warfare and take a trip around the museum on one of our many free guided tours and activities offered by our dedicated museum team. The VCC will be open 12:30pm – 3:30pm every day. Face Painting: Taking place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, Diamond Faces will be offering designs suited for all! Normal admission fees apply.
  21. In 2016 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena; Tiger Day and Tankfest 25th & 26th June. As the only running Tiger 1 tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! Please note: Tiger Day is a Special Event Day so pre-existing annual passes will NOT be valid. Special event admission prices apply .The Museum will open at 10.00am with a range of World War Two talks and tours taking place throughout the day including the opportunity to get close to Tiger. The highlight of the day will be at 1.30pm, when Tiger 131 makes its return into the Kuwait arena*. The 30 minute display will examine and compare this World War Two beast to its Axis and Allied contemporaries; including Matilda I, Valentine, T-34, Panzer III, Kettenkrad, and Sherman. The display will also examine the impact Tiger had on future tank design, with Centurion and Leopard*. Please note that access to the arena will be solely for those with a valid Museum ticket. The Vehicle Conservation Centre will be open from 10am – 4.30pm allowing access to the main floor.
  22. May Half Term Victory in Europe 23rd May 2015 - 31st May 2015 This May half-term, to coincide with the 70th Anniversary of VE-Day (Victory in Europe), the Tank Museum will be offering themed talks and activities related to the stories of the Allied victories across Europe. The Tank Museum will also be hosting a 1940's garden party where you can take part in creating flags, bunting and other crafts for the occasion. In addition to the stories, there will be an opportunity to climb in one of our Main Battle Tanks, try on our replica uniforms and take part in fun-filled family activity trails. Learn about the history of the tank and take a trip around the museum on one of our many free guided tours and activities offered by our dedicated Museum team. The Tank Museum’s newest exhibition Tank Factory is now open. Explore the issues around who builds tanks and why they look the way they do and what makes a good and bad tank. ‘Tanks In Action’ will take place every weekday at 1.00pm. See our vehicles thunder into action and watch in awe as they demonstrate their firing capabilities. Complete with live expert commentary, you will discover how tanks work, their sounds and smells and what their uses are on the battlefield. Tracked Vehicle Rides will take place every day from 11.00am – 4.15pm, in our specially converted M548 tracked vehicle (£4pp). Converted in-house to hold 16 people at one time, our M548 is the perfect vehicle for the whole family to jump on board together! Our extended collection of vehicles will be open to view in the Vehicle Conservation Centre following the conclusion of our ‘Tanks In Action’ displays. It will be open 1.30pm – 4.30pm every day during the holidays for the opportunity to view the museum’s reserve collection from our viewing platform. Your admission ticket includes a FREE annual pass and entitles the holder to return to the museum free of charge as many times as you like during the year! (Excluding Tiger Day, Tankfest, and Warfare Through the Ages; our Special Event Days). Don't Miss... Tanks in Action - weekdays at 1.00pm! Craft Activities Face Painting - every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from Diamond Faces Tank Museum Modellers - See their static model displays and get tips on how to create your own model, Monday-Friday. Vehicle Rides all week - just £4 per person! Normal admission charges apply and annual passes are valid for this event.
  23. Your first chance to see Tiger 131 in action after its starring role in the Hollywood Blockbuster FURY... In 2015 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena; Tiger Day – 2nd May and Tankfest 27th & 28th June. As the only running Tiger 1 tank in the world you really can't afford to miss it! The Museum will open at 10.00am with a range of World War Two talks and tours taking place throughout the day, including the opportunity to get close to Tiger. The Vehicle Conservation Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm allowing access to the main floor, this allows visitors unprecedented access to the museum’s extended collection of tanks and other military vehicles. The highlight of the day will be at 1.30pm, when Tiger 131 makes its return into the Kuwait arena*. The 30 minute display will examine and compare this World War Two beast to its Axis and Allied contemporaries; including Matilda II, Panzer III, T-34 and Sherman. The display will also examine the impact Tiger had on future tank design, with Centurion and Leopard*. Please note that access to the arena will be solely for those with a valid Museum ticket. *As with all our historic machines, the appearance of the Tiger tank in the display is subject to its mechanical reliability on the day. SEE TIGER 131 IN ACTION! We’ve put together a short film from 2014’s Tiger Day: If you would like to learn more about the history of Tiger 131 please click here Ticket Options: Please note: Tiger Day is a Special Event Day so pre-existing annual passes will NOT be valid. Special event admission prices apply
  24. *For a limited time, the Museum is running an eBay auction to win one of two places on this experience.* Are you a Tiger 131 fan? Want to get closer to this vehicle than ever before? Then this is the experience for you. You will get an insight into the preparation involved in getting Tiger 131 ready for its appearance at this years Tiger Day. The experience includes a ride in Tiger 131 and assisting in the health check required to get this vehicle up and running. This is your chance to get up close and personal with the Tiger! Raffle tickets are just £5 for your chance to win this incredible experience. Buy your Tiger 131 Workshop Experience Raffle tickets here. Details Date: Wednesday 29th April 2015 Location: Museum (Tank Story Hall) & Workshops Time: Arrival at 8.30am – Full day experience, expect to be finished around 4.00pm. Age & Height Limit: Must be 17 or over, and at least 1.4m (4.6ft) tall Please note this experience is hands on - expect to get dirty! Coveralls will be provided, though please wear suitable clothing underneath and steel toe cap shoes. The Tank Museum will provide coveralls and Personal Protective Equipment. Programme 8.30am - Tea / Coffee in the Museum Restaurant meet Workshop Manager & Tiger Tank Team. Health and Safety Brief. 9.00am - Head to Tiger 131 in Tank Story Hall, Workshop Manager gives a short talk on the vehicle. 9.30am - Commence pre start safety checks: Includes, installing batteries, lifting engine decks, checking oil levels, turning the engine over using the inertia starter, checking fuel levels, etc. 11.00am - Start the engine, more checks, warm up period, Tiger drives to workshop, your chance to ride in the vehicle. 12.00pm - Lunch in Museum Restaurant with Tiger Tank Team. 1.00pm - Return to the workshop, tour of workshop. 1.30pm - Commence short service. Includes Cleaning oil spill, drivers compartment, clean turret floor, general grease to manual, check final drive levels, check all track pins, clean outer hull etc. 3.00pm - Tea and cakes with workshop staff. 3.30pm - Look at history of Tiger 131 photos in Workshop Manager’s office followed by any questions. 4.00pm - Free time to look around museum and visit the Tank Museum shop. Health & Safety Person must be over 17 years of age. At least 1.4m (4ft 6’’). Must be able to climb on vehicles unaided. Fit and able to enter the vehicle through a cramped hatchway. Has no allergy to oil, grease, fuel vapour, antifreeze odour. Is not afraid of heights ( a lot of standing on the vehicle). This experience is not suitable for people who are claustrophobic. No cameras allowed on or inside the vehicle. Any photos taken on the day, are for personal use only. No spectators. There are two places available for this experience, one will be allocated to the raffle winner and the other to the winner of the eBay auction. Please Note: When buying raffle tickets, customers will not receive a hard copy of their tickets. Instead they will be sent an email and reference number confirming their purchase. All proceeds go to The Tank Museum's Endowment Fund. Raffle Terms and Conditions Online ticket sales will close a midnight on 13th April. Winner must be available on 29th April 2015 to claim their prize from The Tank Museum. Travel to the Museum will be at the winners’ expense. This date is not transferable. Prizes are only transferable at the discretion of The Tank Museum. Health and Safety conditions as listed above. Height restriction: the winner must be over 1.4m. By entering the draw, you are consenting to receive communications from The Tank Museum. Standard terms and conditions apply. Promoted by Richard Smith, The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG. Registered with Purbeck District Council in accordance with the Gambling Act 2005.
  25. Royal Patron to cut the ribbon with WW2 factory worker on 26th March Bovington, Dorset- March 2015: The Tank Museum announced today that its new exhibition, which explores the design and manufacture of British armoured vehicles from 1916 to the present, will be opened by Tank Museum Patron, HRH the Duke of Kent alongside Mavis Jones, a factory worker during the Second World War. ‘Tank Factory’ forms part of the continuing transformation, of the nearly 70 year old Museum. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the exhibition will tell the often overlooked story of the men and women who built these complex war machines and how the demands of factory life affected the workforce and wider society. The display will also showcase an impressive line-up of vehicles and through a series of themed bays, cover a variety of topics including Materials, Armour and Weapons and Testing. The exhibition covers issues around who builds tanks and why they look the way they do, what makes a good and bad tank and, via a touchscreen interactive, the public have the chance to design their own armoured vehicle. ‘Tank Factory’ is housed in one of the older museum buildings – a perfect backdrop as it is in fact an old factory building – re-erected at the site in the 1998. The main centrepiece is a production line of Centurion tanks, arguably the best tank Britain ever made. The story of Mavis Jones, who will be opening the exhibition alongside the Duke of Kent, is one of the personal stories featured in the exhibition. Mavis joined Newton Chambers in Sheffield, a tank factory, at the age of 16 as a tracer in the drawing office. She met her husband, Lieutenant Eddie Jones while he was training nearby for D-Day and they were engaged in three weeks. Curator David Willey says, “We hope this exhibition brings a new story and perspective into the museum displays; how such amazing machines are designed and made and of course tell the story of the people who put them together – often with great pride and satisfaction in their work.”
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