The Tank Museum
Our exhibitions tell the story of armoured warfare from World War One to the present day. As you explore the Museum's six large halls you will come face to face with vehicles that have seen action in all the major wars of the 20th Century and hear first-hand accounts from those who fought in them.
This unique collection of over 300 vehicles is regarded as the best in the world and includes the world's first ever tank - Little Willie, the feared German Tiger tank and the modern Challenger 2.
Other things to do nearby
A friendly, colourful seaside town with an award winning beach, amazing chalk pillars of Old Harry's Rocks and a very English Victorian pier.
Opened in 1967, the Mowlem Theatre is situated on the sea front at Swanage and has over 200 film productions a year as well as 60-100 nights of live theatre.
Explore the beautiful countryside around Swanage on the old steam trains that chuff along to Corfe Castle and beyond. Visit the website
Uncover the secrets of Dorset's iconic medieval monument and discover how royalty, warfare and nature have shaped the castle.
One of the UK’s finest beaches and extensive nature reserve. Enid Blyton lived here, so look for Policeman Plod’s thatched cottage!
Come and join us for a trip along the beautiful Jurassic Coast.
There's lots to do at one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts, built in the 1540s to protect against French and Spanish invasion. Visit the website
The perfect day’s adventure, this island wildlife sanctuary is easy to get to but feels like another world from the moment you step ashore. The island sits in the middle of Poole Harbour, with dram
Serious shopping and entertainment centre. Tethered balloon flights, great beaches and top concerts throughout the year. Visit the Bournemouth website
Join experienced skipper Luke Pettis on a deep sea fishing trip from the bustling port of Weymouth.
Andrew Simpson Watersports Centre Portland (ASWC Portland) is a not-for-profit watersports centre offering sailing tuition, multi-activity and schools and groups packages for ages 5 plus.
There are great climbing opportunities around Portland, including sport climbing, deep water soloing and bouldering.
Just five minutes away from the South West Coastal Path, literally behind the hostel, Litton Cheney is the perfect stop over on your journey to Land's End.
If you're looking for a more adventurous break, mountain biking around the Lulworth area of Dorset will get the legs and adrenaline pumping.
Once you leave the village of West Lulworth, you'll discover flatter areas, perfect for a relaxed bike ride.
This lovely area is great for water sports. The Jurassic Kayak Tours offer accompanied treks past Durdledoor and to the East and West of the cove.