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The Tank Museum, Wareham

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Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
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With almost 300 vehicles on exhibition from 26 countries, The Tank Museum boasts the largest collection of tanks in the world. An extensive arsenal, informative dioramas, and action-packed displays spread among four exhibits bring the history of tanks and their crews to life. Learn about the conditions that led to the invention of the tank and the story of its development in context of the political and social events of the 20th century. Walk in the footsteps of a World War I soldier--from the recruiting office to the front-line trenches--and listen to the first-hand accounts of soldiers who have fought in various conflicts, most recently in Afghanistan. Arrange your visit to The Tank Museum and discover more family-friendly attractions in Wareham using our Wareham road trip planning website.
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  • I am married to one so we have an outing here every few years . Changed a lot since we last came , less of a hobby museum now almost like the Imperial War Museum. Big new buildings, arranged to tell....  more
    I am married to one so we have an outing here every few years . Changed a lot since we last came , less of a hobby museum now almost like the Imperial War Museum. Big new buildings, arranged to tell....  more »
  • We spent hours here as there’s so much to see. It’s well laid out and there’s plenty of information. The only disappointment was the ride in the tracked vehicle as, for safety reasons, it doesn’t go.....  more
    We spent hours here as there’s so much to see. It’s well laid out and there’s plenty of information. The only disappointment was the ride in the tracked vehicle as, for safety reasons, it doesn’t go.....  more »
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  • I love the Tank Museum. Living locally I am able to visit it regularly and take advantage of the annual tickets they sell. The museum itself is very interesting and all the tanks exhibited have interesting and detailed information about them. They've recently updated a lot of areas in the museum and its improved the experience no end. Rather than a large hall with the tanks lined up, you now have guided, grouped areas of tanks which helps the flow as you move through the museum.. Y little ones love the soft play area too whi h is great. It's a fun day out for all the family every time!
  • This is a great visitor attraction even if you aren't interested in Tanks. There really is something for all the family. It has educational exhibits, toys, a playground and soft play for kids. For Adults it has a variety of easily understood exhibits that bring the Tank to life in an interesting way. If you are interested in Tanks or big machines why haven't you visited yet? This is probably the world's best collection.

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