Tank museum

#2
Depends on how old they are.

My son- 10years old enjoyed it- but we made a day of it by driving the Lulworth ranges first.

Boredom set in after an hour and a half in the museum!
 
#3
The museum is outstanding and always provided an ideal retreat from Stanley Barracks ....... just a shame the old BFT circuit ran around the bast@rd place, makes what is a very worthwhle place to visit one of the most loathed buildings on earth :D
 
#4
Its an excellent museum if armour is your thing but if the sight of yet another Tiger tank sets them yawning you can pop down to Monkeyworld and watch chimps fling their own shiete about the place................. :lol: :lol:
 
#5
The museum is excellent - the two anti tank guns are good fun - I had several goes. Also the baby version of the death slide (yes I'm too much of a coward for any adult one)
The shop is also fabulous - take your credit card :)
 
#6
Poppy said:
The museum is excellent - the two anti tank guns are good fun - I had several goes. Also the baby version of the death slide (yes I'm too much of a coward for any adult one)
The shop is also fabulous - take your credit card :)
Can you actually buy a tank there then? :D
 
#7
yes - I got one in pink dpm but as I can't drive it is parked outside my flat
 
#9
Visits to the museum where mandatory when a JLR. Halcyon days ol' JLR RAC. Can we have it back, please............. Oh we have its called AFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!Back to weak tea and smelling of wee........Bah bah.
 
#10
Geordie_Blerk said:
Poppy said:
The museum is excellent - the two anti tank guns are good fun - I had several goes. Also the baby version of the death slide (yes I'm too much of a coward for any adult one)
The shop is also fabulous - take your credit card :)
Can you actually buy a tank there then? :D
Of course you can, all over Dorset you can see ex-tankies driving their old wagons down to the shops
 
#12
Top museum! The entry through the WW1 trench system (complete with sound effects and smells!) is a good start to the visit. At this time of the year they often do "rides" around one of the paddocks in a 430 - I suspect that the kids would enjoy that.
 
#13
This is the website:

http://www.tankmuseum.co.uk/

It's an excellent museum; LOADS of tanks. Click on "special events". The displays they do on Thursdays in July are fun, with mock battles and explosions. And the shop has LOTS of stuff ..... much better than your average gift shop. The viewpoint up the road is popular, too, you can watch tanks going round the circuits. And I still enjoy seeing tanks on the roads here ........ they look huge ..... and the noise/rumble is awesome. (And, no, I'm not on commission.)

What's the BFT circuit?
 
#14
Hi there is a Tank Fest on the sunday 25th of June at @ the Tank Museum which will include displays and lots of stands...Should be a good day out and worth while going along to see... 10.00-17.00.
 
#15
minister_doh_nut said:
The museum is outstanding and always provided an ideal retreat from Stanley Barracks ....... just a shame the old BFT circuit ran around the bast@rd place, makes what is a very worthwhle place to visit one of the most loathed buildings on earth :D
bovvyblonde said:
What's the BFT circuit?
Apologies!!! Blonde moment :oops: Ahhhhh, I've looked it up. BFT = Basic Fitness Test. Now I understand.
 
#16
Ozgerbobble said:
Its an excellent museum if armour is your thing but if the sight of yet another Tiger tank sets them yawning you can pop down to Monkeyworld and watch chimps fling their own shiete about the place................. :lol: :lol:
good suggestion but don't forget lulworth cove
ice cream
cream teas
hang on my belly is doing the talking again

good walks and fossil hunting


mmmm gotta eat something now
 
#17
It's a very good museum, more 'kid friendly' than most. Best pre-WWII armour collection I've ever seen. I'd wager only the collections in Russia and California can beat it.

NTM
 
#18
It's a very good museum, more 'kid friendly' than most. Best pre-WWII armour collection I've ever seen. I'd wager only the collections in Russia and California can beat it.
Russia is a little too far away but where is the armour collection in California.
 
#19
Portola Valley. About 20 miles South of San Francisco.

Google 'Military Vehicle Technology Foundation' or 'Jacques Littlefield.' Largest private collection in the world, and the largest budget of any tank musuem. Actually, it has no budget. Whatever it costs, is spent. The Panther they're restoring right now has cost over $2million and is estimated to finish up at almost double that.

NTM
 
#20
Do they still do the big RAC Battle day thingy? I remember having to do traffic control for one when I was a Junior Bleeder. Always wanted to take my offspring there.
 

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