South West Model Show10 September 2022

The biggest model show in the South West is back! 

This year’s Autumn model show will be bigger than ever – with indoor and outdoor traders and displays, plus sci-fi and more. Traders, exhibitors and modelling demonstrations alongside the real thing. Model planes, ships, sci-fi, trains and, of course, tanks of all types and sizes will be available to see, make and purchase.

  • 10 September 2022
  • Open 9am to 5pm
  • Traders & Exhibitors
  • Specialist talks and tours
  • Live Model Displays
  • Outdoor & indoor event
  • Sci-Fi entertainment from the Charity Dalek Squad
  • Explore The Tank Museum

Pre-book your tickets or Annual Pass returns in advance to guarantee entry and save on admission tickets. Pre-booking will also get you fast-track entry into the Model Show, so you’ll get to the traders before everyone else. 

Get hands-on with modelling activities throughout the day.

  • Test your Scalextrics skills on a bespoke Tank Museum track, including fastest lap leaderboard
  • Could you fly a model plane? Find out with Model Flying Simulation Software from the British Model Flying Association
  • Model Building with Models for Heroes – a not-for-profit which supports current and former armed forces and emergency services personnel
  • Mini-modellers can enjoy colouring and paper tank building activities

Learn more about modelling from the experts.

  • Guest talks and demonstrations from Mig AMMO
  • Hone your skills with airbrushing workshops from Model Inspirations
  • Get your modelling questions answered by The Tank Museum Volunteer Modellers

Models in action around the site.

  • Charity Dalek Squad will be patrolling the site all day. Find out who they want to EXTERMINATE at their Dalek Q&A
  • See a recreation of the D-Day landings by the Portsmouth Model Boat Display Team, including pyrotechnics!
  • Watch (mini) tanks in action at the large remote control tank display area outside the Museum
  • See remote-control model trucks and diggers from Bournemouth RC Truck and Construction

Buy models, paints and more, plus be inspired by exhibitors from around the UK.

  • See models of all sizes and types throughout the Museum
  • List of traders and exhibitors coming soon!
  • Browse The Tank Museum’s shop and book fair
Tickets prices

TICKET PRICES

Please book your arrival slot to guarantee entry, even if you already have a ticket, Annual Pass or membership.

FREE ANNUAL PASS WITH EVERY TICKET!
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ON THE DOOR
Adult (16+)
ONLINE
£14.50
ON THE DOOR
£16.00
Child (4-15)
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£8.50
ON THE DOOR
£9.00
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children)
ONLINE
£39.25
ON THE DOOR
£42.50
Family (2 Adults + 1 Child)
ONLINE
£33.90
ON THE DOOR
£37
Family (1 Adult + 2 Children)
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£27.50
ON THE DOOR
£29.50
Child (Under 4)
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ON THE DOOR
Free
Concessions
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Models

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Exhibitions

Our stories: nine powerful exhibitions in seven large halls.

Plan Your Visit

All you need to know before visiting.