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  1. The Tank Museum brings the story of tanks and their crews to life. This October Half Term, experience the biggest day out in history with 100 years of history, 300 tanks, kids activities, and more at Dorset’s largest indoor attraction. Keep the kids entertained this October half-term with trails and quizzes, interactive games and exhibits, indoor and outdoor play areas, you can spend the whole day at The Tank Museum without getting bored. The Tank Museum is fully wheelchair accessible throughout, with free wheelchairs for hire available. As well as being close to Wool station, there is a large free carpark including coach, motorbike and disabled parking. There is an onsite restaurant and café serving a variety of hot meals, snacks, and drinks from Dorset and South West suppliers. For more information about Dorset’s largest indoor attraction, visit tankmuseum.org.
  2. The Tank Museum is partnering with leading Dorset auction house Duke’s to present a new autumn militaria fair and auction on 6th November. The Museum will host an array of trade stalls, selling a range of military collectables and memorabilia, vintage uniforms and insignia, plus second-hand books and reproduction militaria for re-enactors. The highlight of the event is set to be the Duke’s Militaria and Medals auction, featuring 300 – 400 lots ranging from medals, militaria, arms, armour and even military vehicles.
  3. The biggest model show in the South West is back! Model planes, ships, trains and, of course, tanks of all types and sizes will be available to see, make and purchase. Featuring demonstrations and workshops with model Building with Models for Heroes – a not-for-profit which supports current and former armed forces and emergency services personnel and much more! Find out more information: https://tankmuseum.org/events/autumn-model-show#1626859896490-8a0bfbf8-95ed
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    Friday 11th 2020 – Sunday 13th September 2020 09:00 am – 18:00 pm Everyday ...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 - The Tank Museum, Bovington. Save up to 20% with a multiple day ticket. Single day tickets on sale NOW! TANKFEST is an advance ticket only event, there will not be any tickets for sale on the day. Visitors will need a TANKFEST ticket to gain entry to the Museum over the three days - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. SINGLE, DUAL & THREE DAY TICKETS AVAILABLE! Website: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/tankfest
  5. TIGER DAY 13, 8 AUGUST 2020, IS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS TANK - TIGER 131. Make Tiger Day in to a weekend and attend the '16 days in Berlin' premiere on 9 August. WIN A RIDE IN TIGER 131! Raffle tickets just £3 See Tiger 131 in action - the world's only running Tiger I WWII-themed Tanks in Action - including German and Allied vehicles Living History around the site See Part One of WW2: War Stories, a BRAND NEW exhibition, opening Spring 2020. Explore The Tank Museum and get a FREE Annual Pass for return visits ... and more! PLUS get up close with Premium Tickets, available on Friday and Saturday Adults: £18.50 Children (5-16yrs): £9.50 Family and Group Options available https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/tiger-day
  6. TIGER DAY 13, 8 AUGUST 2020, IS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS TANK - TIGER 131. See Tiger 131 in action - the world's only running Tiger I WWII-themed Tanks in Action - including German and Allied vehicles Living History around the site Explore The Tank Museum and get a FREE Annual Pass for return visits… and more! PLUS get up close with Premium Tickets Tickets: Adult - £18.50 Child (5-16yrs) - £9.50 Family Options Available Follow link here for more Event information and tickets: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/tiger-day-13
  7. Enhance your Tank Museum visit with a British Army display PLUS local kids go free! Aside from TANKFEST, there are three opportunities to see the vehicles of the Royal Armoured Corps in action during 2020. The Display will be in the Kuwait Arena at 3:00pm and last approximately 45-60 minutes. Featuring Challenger 2, Scimitar 2, Jackal.* LOCAL KIDS GO FREE 16s and under come to The Tank Museum on 7th March for free if you live in a DT, BH, SP or SO postcode. Accompanying adult to bring school letter, utility bill or driver's license. Annual Passes are valid. *subject to vehicle availability. Please note, this event is run by the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment, not The Tank Museum. See here for more details: https://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/rac-display-spring
  8. TIGER DAY 14, 19 SEPT 2020, IS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS TANK - TIGER 131 • See Tiger 131 in action - the world's only running Tiger I • WWII-themed Tanks in Action - including German and Allied vehicles • Living History around the site • Explore The Tank Museum and get a FREE Annual Pass for return visits... and more! • PLUS get up close with Premium Tickets, available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ON STANDARD TICKETS 15% OFF UNTIL 25 APRIL 2020 Book your tickets here: https://tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/tiger-day-14
  9. TIGER DAY IS DEDICATED TO THE WORLD'S MOST INFAMOUS TANK - TIGER 131. See Tiger 131 in action - the world's only running Tiger I WWII-themed Tanks in Action - including German and Allied vehicles Living History around the site Explore The Tank Museum and get a FREE Annual Pass for return visits… and more! PLUS get up close with Premium Tickets Tickets: Adult - £18.50 Child (5-16yrs) - £9.50 Family Options Available Follow link here for more Event information and tickets: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/tiger-day-13
  10. A full day programme of behind the scenes access to The Tank Museum! Includes a Guided Tour of our Archive & Library and supporting collections Study Centre. Explore The Tank Museum Workshops and Vehicle Conservation Centre, not normally accessible to the public. Get closer than ever before to our unique collection and enjoy the opportunity to get inside one of the tanks in our collection. Refreshments are provided during the experience, including breakfast upon arrival and a hot meal at lunch. Various dates still available! Booking must be made in advance of the event: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/experiences/access-all-areas
  11. A full day programme of behind the scenes access to The Tank Museum! Includes a Guided Tour of our Archive & Library and supporting collections Study Centre. Explore The Tank Museum Workshops and Vehicle Conservation Centre, not normally accessible to the public. Get closer than ever before to our unique collection and enjoy the opportunity to get inside one of the tanks in our collection. Refreshments are provided during the experience, including breakfast upon arrival and a hot meal at lunch. Various dates still available! Booking must be made in advance of the event: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/experiences/access-all-areas
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    This February Half Term explore Dorset's largest indoor attraction and experience the biggest day out in history at The Tank Museum… 9 Powerful Exhibitions, 300 tanks and 100 years of armoured warfare - great for families of all ages. Open 10am - 5pm | Free parking | Onsite restaurant | Average visit length 4 hours Enjoy animal-themed activities all week at The Tank Museum with Tank Zoo! Find out about the brave furry and feathered friends in the Animals at War game, including dogs, pigeons and bears. PLUS colouring and craft activities, facepainting, and trails and talks. Full Programme here: https://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/tank-zoo
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.
  21. 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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    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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    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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    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
  25. 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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