Saturday 12 November 2016

Bovington Tank Museum

Whilst we were in Hampshire last week we visited Bovington Tank Museum  - we couldn't resist taking this picture!!

I have been a couple of times before but this was the first time William and Luke had been to the Tank MuseumThere is plenty to see and William, being a fan of the World of Tanks game especially enjoyed seeing the tanks he uses on the game.

The exhibitions at the Tank Museum tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. There are six large halls to explore where you come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.

The museum exhibits over 300 vehicles and is regarded as the best in the world. The collection includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.

I haven't seen the film Fury, starring Brad Pitt but William and Mark both have and really enjoyed it. The Tank Museum worked with the film makers and loaned them some tanks for the production. There was a very interesting display about the making of the film and the volunteers from the museum who were involved in the film. Being a charity they really thought hard about being part of the film and I was pleased to hear that the film has brought lots of publicity to the Tank Museum and really raised their profile which will ultimately benefit the charity.

One thing we noticed was how little space there is in a tank, Luke was the only one who didn't struggle looking in the tanks!

We really enjoyed our visit to the museum and if you are in the area it is well worth a visit. The family ticket we bought is valid for a year so if you live nearer than we do it is great value for money. 

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