One of the most offbeat and quirky of all United Kingdom attractions, the Bournemouth Bovington Tank Museum defies all the stodgy expectations one might have when one hears the phrase “British Museum”. The Museum is home to countless decommissioned tanks and other heavy weaponry from many different eras and wars, both past and present. Of special note are unique World War 1 tank prototypes, many of which are truly “unique” in that there’s only one extant model anywhere!
The museum also sports the largest tank to be found in the British military, the Challenger, a site so imposing it has to be seen to be believed! There’s also a large library where visitors to the area can relax and learn more about the United Kingdom’s rich military history, up to the current day. The Bovington Tank Museum is one off-beat attraction that’s bound to please anyone who’s willing to give it the chance. Highly recommended.
Address: Linsay Road, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG, United Kingdom
Phone: +44 1929 405096
Open hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm