Historical Events in Dorset

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



    07 Oct

    The Tank Museum,

    07/10/2017 To 07/10/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance.

    Find out more http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53876

    21 Oct

    The Tank Museum,

    21/10/2017 To 29/10/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on 23rd of October. Realistic explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.

    Find out more http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53753

    16 Sep

    The Tank Museum,

    16/09/2017 To 16/09/2017

    9:00 am To 6:00 pm

    Your last chance in 2017 to see Tiger 131 make an appearance in the arena. As the only running Tiger I tank in the world you really can’t afford to miss it! Advance tickets only.

    NEW FOR 2017 – Silver package and dine with Tiger 131!

    Find out more http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53768

    18 Jun

    The Tank Museum,

    18/06/2017 To 18/06/2017

    9:30 am To 5:00 pm

    For the first time, The Tank Museum will be holding a special Father’s Day experience! On 18 June, explore the Museum, Vehicle Conservation Centre and Workshops and enjoy a delicious carvery lunch.

     Tickets are £65 each and include three tours, a tracked vehicle ride and a choice of beef, gammon or pork with all the trimmings.

    You can join your Dad for lunch and explore the Museum for £22 per adult or £12.50 per child.

     There are limited places available so get them soon. Pre-booking is required.

     Please find more details and buy tickets here: http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/experiences/bovexp53844

    22 Jul
    recurrences

    The Tank Museum,

    22/07/2017 To 03/09/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    This Summer explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history!

     

    See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on 24 July. Realistic explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.

     

    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.

     

    Kids can also 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!

     

    Find out more here http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53752

    27 May
    recurrences

    The Tank Museum,

    27/05/2017 To 04/06/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    This May Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history!

     

    See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on 29th May. Realistic explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.

     

    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.

     

    Kids can also 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!

     

    Find out more here http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53751

    08 Apr
    recurrences

    The Tank Museum,

    08/04/2017 To 23/04/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    This Easter Holiday explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history…

    PLUS your first opportunity to see the new Tiger Exhibition!

    In a world first, The Tank Museum will bring every member of the Tiger Tank family together in one display. See the Museum’s Tiger I, two King Tigers, Jagdtiger and the Elefant and other Tiger related collection items.

    See Tanks roll into action at 1pm every weekday, starting on 10 April. Realistic explosions and expert commentary. Learn how tanks have evolved and how they are used in battle in this action.

    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.

    Kids can also 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!

    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.

    11 Feb

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset BH20 6JG

    11/02/2017 To 11/02/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance.

    Annual Passes are valid for this event.

    View a large selection of exhibitors from across the modelling spectrum ranging from boats, planes, motor racing cars and of course militaria and armoured warfare models.

    A number of Traders and stockists will be situated throughout the Museum.

    If you are inspired by the models on display, The Tank Museum’s own volunteer modelling association will be in attendance and will be on hand to give advice in creating your own miniature scale model. Get inspired and discover the hints and tricks behind making your own miniature.

    For more information, see http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53784

    11 Feb

    The Tank Museum, Bovington, Dorset. BH20 6JG

    11/02/2017 To 19/02/2017

    10:00 am To 5:00 pm

    This February Half Term explore The Tank Museum and experience the biggest day out in history…

     

    Tonnes of Fun for Families!

    Take part in a range of family activities. Kids can also 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!

     

    Annual Passes are valid for this event.

    For more information see http://www.tankmuseum.org/whats-on/events/bovevt53749

    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!