Warfare Through The Ages FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions.

What time does the event open?
Gates open at 9am, with the arena displays starting at 10am. 
Please note car parks will not open until 8am.

Which Tanks will be on show/in the arena?
Leopard, FV432, Ferret Scout car and BRDM (subject to change!)

Is Warfare Through the Ages an outdoor event?
Yes, the event takes place outside, please be prepared for all weather. Don't forget your sunscreen and your rain coat/umbrella!

Can I use my annual pass for admission to Tankfest?
Yes, annual passes are valid.

Will there be a bus service to the train station?
Unfortunately there is not a regular bus service to the Museum. Local taxi companies - EZ Riders – 01929 556575, CC Cars - 07766 816047, Garrison Cabs – 01929 463395 

Is the event accessible to people in wheelchairs?
Yes, there are lifts and/or ramps available in the main Museum & vehicle conservation centre. Please note some outdoor surfaces around site are uneven.

Is there Disabled Parking?
Yes, Disabled Parking is available within the Museum grounds, please follow the road signs & ensure you display your blue badge.

Is there a cash machine onsite?
Yes, there is a free cash machine inside the main Museum building. Cash back is available in The Museum Shop (minimum spend £5.00). 

Can I look around the Museum & Vehicle Conservation Centre for my entrance fee?
Yes, your ticket includes access to the Museum and Vehicle Conservation Centre. Access to the balcony only

What is the Vehicle Conservation Centre?
The Vehicle Conservation Centre is a temperature controlled storage area of non-displayed tanks.

Are catering facilities available?
In addition to the Museum restaurant and café, there is a selection of caterer’s onsite, ranging from burgers to healthy salads. 

Am I allowed to bring my dog to Warfare Through the Ages?
Regretfully, dogs are not allowed onsite, with the exception of disability assistance dogs. We ask owners not to leave dogs in their vehicles. 

Can I come along dressed in soldier uniform?
Yes only if you have pre-registered and are part of a living history group and complete the relevant forms pre-event. Please contact our Events Manager to check availability; events@tankmuseum.org

What is the cost for the Military & their families?
MOD90 card holders are allowed complimentary entry to the event. General Admission prices apply to other family members and those without MOD90 cards. 

Gift Aid
As a registered charity we can reclaim tax on your admission payment if made by a UK tax payer.

If I book a Warfare Through the Ages ticket in January, when does my annual pass start?
The first time you visit the museum is when your annual pass starts, EG: If you buy your ticket in January and come to the museum in March, this is when your annual pass starts.

Travelling to The Tank Museum
Road: The Tank Museum, Lindsay Road, Bovington, BH20 6JG

Rail: Nearest station is Wool, Dorset (2.5 miles) – www.southwesttrains.co.uk

Air: Nearest airport is Bournemouth, Dorset (25 miles) - www.bournemouthairport.com

Sea: Poole, Dorset offers routes from Cherbourg, or Portsmouth from Le Harve, Cherbourg and St Malo - http://www.brittany-ferries.co.uk/

Where can I stay in the Dorset area, close to The Tank Museum? 
There is a variety of accommodation in the local area, with hotel, B&B or camp site, check accommodation provider websites like TripAdvisor for more information.


The Tank Museum is a registered charity - Charity No.: 1102661
The Tank Museum is a not for profit organisation.
The Tank Museum is the Museum of the Royal Tank Regiment & Royal Armoured Corps.