Musée des Blindés

Saumur, France

The Musée des Blindés is a tank museum located in Saumur and one of the world's largest tank museums. The museum has the world's largest collection of armoured fighting vehicles and contains well over 880 vehicles, although the British Bovington Tank Museum has a larger number of tanks. Less than a quarter can be exhibited due to space limitations despite the move to a much larger building in 1993.

Over 200 of the vehicles are fully functional, in the past often performing in the annual cavalry show, the Carrousel. Saumur has been the traditional training centre for cavalry and holds the current Armoured Cavalry Branch Training School. The museum has its origins in the study collection. It's still a State institution, run by the Army. There is also a separate cavalry museum at Saumur.

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Oli Banks (7 months ago)
A great tank museum. But more of a tank park, it just lacks something interactive.
Daniele x (7 months ago)
Very interesting museum.
Tony 94 (11 months ago)
I visited this place while in Saumur. Was really impressed by how big tanks are. Worth the money go and enjoy!
Mark Bellamy (12 months ago)
An outstanding museum, with plenty of exhibitions too see.
Sabre Tank (2 years ago)
An incredible collection of armoured vehicles from around the world .From the 1st world war through to modern times. From the smallest armored cars to the biggest main battle tanks. From the most common to the rarest French and German WW1 and WW2 armour . A world class museum .Highly recommended.
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