Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
BNPS_TankFestSuccess_03.jpg
BNPS.co.uk (01202) 558833. <br />
Pic: TheTankMuseum/BNPS<br />
<br />
Pictured: Highlights of the online event included footage of vehicles, such as this Crusader, performing on the The Tank Museum track. <br />
<br />
A museum's virtual tank festival has proved an unlikely internet sensation - attracting over one million views.<br />
<br />
The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, normally welcomes 25,000 visitors each year for Tankfest, their three day marquee event.<br />
<br />
But with visitors unable to attend this year due to the coronavirus, bosses put on a live, three hour programme instead.<br />
<br />
To their amazement, the live stream was watched by over a million enthusiasts all over the world - 40 times the number who could have been there in person.<br />
<br />
The live stream also raised £80,000 for the museum, a much needed financial boost during these times of economic uncertainty.