Tiger Day 2017 FAQs

Frequently asked questions for Tiger Day 2017

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Will there be tickets available on the day?
No, there will be not tickets available on the day. This is an advance ticket only event.

What time does the event open?
The Museum and event opens at 9am with access to the shop & restaurant from 8am.  
Please note car parks will not open until 7.30am.

Which Tanks will be on show/in the arena?
Matilda I, Panzer III, Sherman, Valentine, Comet, Panzer 61 and of course Tiger 131. The display will also examine the impact Tiger had on future tank design, with Centurion and Leopard.

How close will I get to the Tiger?
From 12.00pm you will be able to get up close to the Tiger in our Tank Story Hall and watch it start up prior to the arena display, following the arena display the Tiger will be available for viewing in the new Tiger Collection until the Museum closes. 

Is Tiger Day an outdoor event?
Yes, some of it is. The arena display takes place outside, please be prepared for all weather. Don't forget your sunscreen and your rain coat/umbrella! The majority of the days’ activities, including talks and tour, do take place inside the Museum.

Can I use my annual pass for admission to Tiger Day?
Tiger Day is a ‘special event day’, therefore annual passes are not valid.

Will there be a bus service to the train station?
Yes, there shall be a dedicated Tiger Day shuttle bus from the train station this year. Please see the timetable here.

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.

Can I look around the Museum & Vehicle Conservation Centre for my entrance fee?
Yes, your Tiger Day ticket includes access to the Museum and Vehicle Conservation Centre.
Don’t forget that your Tiger Day ticket allows you one year’s membership for free future visits, excluding other Special event days. Regretfully this does not include Tiger Day VIII on 16.09.2017, you will need to purchase another special event ticket if you wish to come back to our second Tiger Day in September. 

What is the Vehicle Conservation Centre?
The Vehicle Conservation Centre is a temperature controlled storage area of non-displayed tanks. At Tiger Day you will have exclusive access to the floor, as opposed to the viewing balcony during normal opening hours.

Are catering facilities available?
In addition to the Museum restaurant and café, there is a selection of caterer’s onsite, located outside the museum serving hot and cold food.

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

What is the cost for the Military & their families?
MOD90 card holders are allowed complimentary entry upon production of their MOD90 card. General Admission prices apply to other family members and those without MOD90 cards. Please purchase tickets for your family members in advance.

Gift Aid
As a registered charity we can reclaim tax on your admission payment if made by a UK tax payer.
Please note: Yearly gift aid passes are not valid for admission to Tiger Day.

If I book a Tiger Day ticket before the event, 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, then your annual pass will start in March.

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.


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