South West Model Show Programme

What’s on when at the South West Model Show! 

As well as the traders and exhibitors, and the chance to explore the world’s best collection of tanks, we have put on a full programme of workshops, displays and activities on the 4-5 September.

Programme subject to change.

All Day

Build a Tank

Learn how to build a model tank from Models for Heroes, a not-for-profit who support current and former armed forces and emergency services personnel.

Cold War Hall

Remote Control Models Display

See model tanks in action, featuring Southern Armoured Group, Armortek, Radio Controlled Tank Regiment, Independent Tankers.

Cold War Hall & Tank Story Hall

Cobi Pop Up Display

See the Museum in miniature made of Cobi brick tanks.

Cold War Hall

Your Modelling Questions Answered

Save up all your modelling queries for The Tank Museum Volunteer Modellers.

Orientation Zone

Professional Modelmaking Display & Live Demonstration 

See how professional model makers work, including 3D printing demo, with Arts University Bournemouth.

Tank Story Hall

Model Flying Simulation

Can you fly a model plane? Find out without the pricey consequences with Chesil Model Flying Group.

Orientation Zone

Airbrushing Techniques: Airbrush Basics

Learn how to airbrush with Model Inspirations.

Education Room

Airbrushing Techniques: Priming and Finishes

Perfect your model using airbrushing with Model Inspirations.

Education Room

Airbrushing Techniques: Metallics

Get the perfect metal finish with Model Inspirations.

Education Room
1400 - 1700

Airbrushing Techniques: Have a go

Try out your airbrushing skills with Model Inspirations.

Education Room
1400 - 1530

Vehicle Conservation Centre Open

See the vehicles not on public display from the balcony of the VCC.

Vehicle Conservation Centre

South West Model Show

The biggest model show in the south west.

Getting Here

How to get to the Museum by car, train or plane.

Tickets & Prices

Buy in advance to save!