Tiger Day at Bovington Tank Museum

The Daily Echo has posted a story and photo gallery of this weekends Tiger Day event at the Tank Museum at Bovington UK.

290417purTigerday08.jpg.galleryTHOUSANDS of people visited The Tank Museum today for an event which included two restored World War Two tanks which featured in Brad Pitt’s blockbuster movie ‘Fury’.

Around 4,500 people visited the museum in Bovington, for a day dedicated to Tiger 131, the only running Tiger 1 in the world.

Tiger 131 runs only twice a year, at Tiger Day in April and again on Tiger Day in September, and always attracts huge crowds when it does.

And this was the first Tiger Day event where tickets have all sold out before the day itself.

Visitors were treated to a day of talks and tours on the subject of Tiger and its Second World War contemporaries, as well as an opportunity to see rare objects from the Museum archives relating to the capture of the German tank.

One of the highlights was the chance to see Tiger take to the arena alongside its ‘Fury’ co-star, the Sherman tank, with other contemporaries like the British Matilda I and Comet.

Read full article and picture gallery here.

Win a Ride in Tiger 131

win a ride in tigerEarlier this week we posted about Tiger Day at the Tank Museum at Bovington.  It has been announced that the Tank Museum will be holding a raffle and that the lucky winner will be able to take a ride in the infamous Tiger 131 around the museum arena this coming Tiger Day, on 2nd May 2015. 2nd prize is a ride in the Leopard and 3rd prize a ride in the Centurion, each to take place on Tiger Day.  Tickets available now, £5 each.   The winning ticket will be drawn on 7th April and the winner will be informed soon after.   To purchase a ticket online, click here.

Tiger Day at the Tank Museum May 2

tiger dayFor those that plan to be the in Bovington England area this spring, be sure to reserve your ticket for Tiger day at the Tank Museum.  This will be one of only two times this year that Tiger 131, the only operational Tiger I tank in existence, will be publicly run in the Museum’s outdoor arena.  According to the museum website, the Museum will open at 10.00am with a range of World War Two talks and tours taking place throughout the day, including the opportunity to get close to Tiger.  The Vehicle Conservation Centre will be open from 10am – 5pm allowing access to the main floor, this allows visitors unprecedented access to the museum’s extended collection of tanks and other military vehicles.

Video of Tiger Day 2014.