A NEW exhibition has been opened at a Dorset museum by a graphic novel character lookalike.

The Tanks for the Memories: The Tank in Popular Culture was opened at the Tank Museum in Bovington by a ‘Tank Girl’ lookalike, Rachel Anthony-Rowlands, after she won a nationwide competition to open the exhibition.

The exhibition includes the star of the 2014 film Fury, the museum’s Sherman Fury tank, a model-making area and vintage arcade games.

Bournemouth Echo:

Richard Smith, director of The Tank Museum, said: “This new exhibition celebrates the many representations of the tank in popular culture, so we thought it only right that a character from one of those should open the exhibition.

“We ran a competition asking fans to dress up as graphic novel character, Tank Girl, or Kelly’s Heroes ‘Oddball’, for a chance to cut the ribbon at the new exhibition.

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“Rachel Anthony-Rowlands was the lucky winner, who perfectly captured Tank Girl - a comic book character who drives a tank in a post-apocalyptic world. She did a fantastic job for the opening and really got into the role.”

The exhibition celebrates 100 years of the Tank Museum. For more information, visit: tankmuseum.org