Historical Events in Dorset

Details of historical events in Dorset, UK can be found in this section of the Visit Dorset website.



    09 Apr

    Nothe Fort, Barrack Road, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8UF

    09/04/2017 To 09/04/2017

    10:30 am To 4:30 pm

    A repeat of last year’s popular family event at the NOTHE FORT WEYMOUTH. This promises to be a wonderful family day of pirates, red Indians, fairies and mermaids. Many crafts for children to make, face painting, treasure hunt, bouncy castle, pirate games and much more. There will be prizes for the best dressed Peter Pan character and lots of opportunity to join in the various activities on offer. The Fort Artillery will be firing their cannons and leading the battle against the pirates. We would like all you budding apprentice pirates to join in, Don’t forget to bring your cutlass or make your own sword on the day.

    The FORT VIEW cafe will be open throughout the day.

    Disabled access to those with restricted mobility is available to most of the fort.

    DOGS are welcome providing they are kept on a lead and supervised at all times.

    PARKING – Council operated car parks in the Nothe Gardens – within walking distance.

    Prices for admission Adults £9, OAPs/Students £8, Family ticket 2 adults and two children £21, Children between the ages of 5 and fifteen inclusive £3. Children under the age of 5 FREE. This is a Special Event so annual passes are not accepted.

    29 Apr

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

    29/04/2017 To 29/04/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    In 2017 Tiger 131 will only make two appearances in our arena. As the only running Tiger 1 tank in the world you really can’t afford to miss it!

    Tickets

    To buy your tickets for Tiger Day VII 2017 please click here or call 01929 462359. Tickets booked over the phone will be subject to a £2.00 booking fee. Monday 24 April will be the last day for bookings taken over the phone.

    Please note: Tiger Day is a Special Event Day so pre-existing annual passes will NOT be valid. Season Tickets are valid for this event.

    Premium Tickets for April are sold out. THERE ARE STILL PREMIUM TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR TIGER DAY VIII in SEPTEMBER

    NEW TIGER EXHIBITION

    NEW for 2017 – The Tiger Tank Collection exhibition, bringing together the Tiger tank family for the first time. Please note: Tiger 131 will be in the Tank Story Hall from 26 to 29 April. On Tiger Day Premium Ticket holders will have exclusive access to Tiger 131 until 12pm.

    24 Jun

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset, BH20 6JG

    24/06/2017 To 25/06/2017

    9:00 am To 6:00 pm

    TANKFEST: bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life. Join us for the world’s biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank – The Tank Museum, Bovington.

     

    Adult £23

    Child £14.50

    2 Adults 2 Children £63

    1 Adult 3 Children £56

     

    Premium Tickets

    £110

     

    Get exclusive access to vehicles on 23 June on Tankfest Preview Day – New for 2017!

     

    TANKFEST is an advance ticket only event, there will not be any tickets for sale on the day.

     

    For more information and tickets, click here http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53277

    01 Jul

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

    01/07/2017 To 02/07/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    The annual War Gamers event returns to The Tank Museum, as hobbyists take over the Museum for the weekend.

    War gaming clubs from across the country will be exhibiting different strategy games for visitors to view and join in. Specialist traders will also be dispersed around the Museum allowing gamers to add to their collections… and for novices to start their own!

    This is a must see event for anyone; especially those with an interest in war gaming and the associated hobbies of diorama building, modelling and play table making.

    Call 01929 462359 for more information.

    Please note: Access to some exhibits may be obstructed during the course of this weekend event.

    Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.

    22 Jul

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

    22/07/2017 To 03/09/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    NEW Exhibition – TIGER COLLECTION: The Tanks, The Terror, and The Truth!
    Tanks in Action Displays – Every Weekday
    See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on Thursday 21 July. Realistic explosions, life like explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action–packed demonstration of Tanks in Action.

    Vehicle Rides – Every Day
    Experience for yourself the thrill of riding in an M548 tracked vehicle. This working example of military hardware seats 16 at a time – so the whole family can jump on together. Available every day during the holidays, a £3.50pp charge applies.

    Family Activities
    Take part in a range of family activities.

    Tonnes of Fun for Families!
    Kids can let off steam in our outdoor play area and in our new inside soft play area, adjacent to our Café. Plus free family trails to keep them absorbed with teasers and puzzles!

    29 May

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

    29/05/2017 To 29/05/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    Dorset’s Finest Ride In Event!

    For the second time The Tank Museum is hosting the Wheels of Steel ride in event, to end off the season. This fundraising ride in provides a great social atmosphere with proceeds going to The Tank Museum and other local charities.

    Tigers Children Motorcycle Display Team
    We will also be having a childrens motorcycle display team at the Museum producing exciting displays for you to watch and enjoy! The performance will last approximately 45 minutes. Please click here to find out more about the display team.

    Trade Stands, Exhibitors and Classic Bikes
    Catering Facilities
    Tanks in Action Display
    Close to Dorset’s stunning 95 mile stretch of Jurassic Coastline
    Live Entertainment

    Our last Tanks in Action Display of the summer holidays will take place in our Kuwait Arena with life like explosions, thundering engines and expert commentary. Not to be missed!

    07 Oct

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

    07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the country to take part in its model exhibition for the third time.

    Activities
    View a large selection of modelling exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum – boats, planes, motor racing cars and of course military models. If you are inspired by the model collections, The Tank Museum’s own volunteer modellers will also be in attendance and will be available to give advice in creating your own scale model. Get inspired and discover the hints and tricks behind making your own miniature. Museum tours and talks will be taking place throughout the day.

    Traders and Exhibitors
    For trader application forms please click here and for exhibitor application forms please contact Oliver Bitten on 01929 405096 ext 212 or email events@tankmuseum.org

    Model groups attending who have completed an application form, will be eligible for six complimentary passes. Additional passes will be charged at group rate (please contact the events team in advance).

    Annual Passes ARE valid for this event.

    Please note: Model club members pay group rate on production of a valid club membership card or IPMS card.