Tiger Day 2017 FAQ's

Frequently asked questions for Tiger Day 2017

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What time does the event open?
Gates to the Museum open at 9am with access to the shop & restaurant. Access to the main Museum collection is from 10am.  Please note car parks will not open until 8.30am.

Which Tanks will be on show/in the arena?
Matilda I, Panzer III, Sherman, Valentine, Tiger and Kettenkrad will be taking part in arena displays.  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 12.30pm you will be able to get up close to the Tiger and watch it start up prior to the arena display, following the arena display the Tiger will be available for viewing in the Battlegroup Afghanistan Hall until the Museum closes.

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

Can I use my annual pass for admission to Tiger Day?
You cannot use your annual pass for admission to Tiger Day as it is a ‘special event day’. Tiger Day is included as part of The Tank Museum’s Season ticket offer. Click here for more details.

What is the cost for the Military & their families?
MOD90 cards are valid for use at Tiger Day. Standard Event Admission prices apply to other family members and those without MOD90 cards. 

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

Is the event accessible to people in wheelchairs?
Yes, the event is accessible to those in wheelchairs.  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.

What is the Vehicle Conservation Centre?
The Vehicle Conservation Centre is a temperature controlled storage area for our reserve collection 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, ranging from fish & chips, burgers to sweet treats.

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

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 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, 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.