Tiger Day 14 FAQs

All you need to know before visiting Tiger Day. To make it easier to find what you need, we’ve separated recurring queries into sections.

When are the Tiger Days in 2020?

19 September.


What time does the event open?

The Tiger Day site is open to the public from 8.30am to 5pm. Car parks open at 8am. Booking slots are manadatory for entry – if you have a ticket but not an arrival slot, please contact [email protected] or call 01929 405096.

Can I buy my ticket on the day?

No, Tiger Day is an advance ticket only event.


Can I use my Annual Pass for admission to Tiger Day?

Tiger Day is a ‘Special Event day’ – therefore Annual Passes are not valid.


Can I enter the Museum at Tiger Day without a Tiger Day ticket?

No, the Museum is part of the Tiger Day event, you will need a Tiger Day ticket to enter the Museum on that date.


If I book a Tiger Day ticket before the event and want to visit the Museum prior to the event, when does my Annual Pass start?

The first time you visit the Museum is when your Annual Pass starts. E.g. If you buy your ticket in January and come to the Museum in March, then your Annual Pass will start in March.


I can’t print my ticket?

If you are unable to print your ticket, please have it clearly displayed on a smartphone or similar for the admissions team to see to gain entry to the event.


I’m coming with a group and someone else has bought all our tickets.

All visitors covered by an e-ticket must arrive and be admitted together – duplicate tickets are not permitted. You will need to organise to meet outside of the event and all come in together.

Do I have to wear a mask?

As per UK guidelines, masks are a condition of entry and we do ask that you wear them during the arena display and in the tank park as well.

Children under 11 will not need to wear a face covering, nor will anyone who cannot put one on due to a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability. If wearing a face covering causes you severe distress, or are with someone who relies on lip reading to communicate, you will also be excused from wearing one.

Of course, you will be able to remove your covering when eating or drinking at tables in the museum restaurant or café.

If you do not have a face covering, you will be able to buy a mask from our visitor reception for 30p (subject to availability).


Is Tiger Day an outdoor event?

Yes, the event takes place outside, please be prepared for all weather fronts. Don’t forget your sunscreen and your rain coat/ umbrella! Please check the weather ahead of your visit and dress appropriately.


Is there seating in the arena?

There is not a grandstand in the arena, please find a space on the grassy slope that encompasses the arena to watch the displays. You are allowed to bring seating with you if you do not wish to sit directly on the slope.


Am I allowed to bring my dog to Tiger Day?

Regrettably, dogs are not allowed onsite, with the exception of disability assistance dogs, and registered Support Dogs with documentation. We ask owners not to leave dogs in their vehicles. During Tiger Day – the site is not suitable for dogs.


Which tanks will be on show/ in the arena?

Tiger Day 14 Programme can be read here.

Please note, the Tiger Day event programme and vehicles listed to take part are subject to health and safety, operational, weather and mechanical considerations. The Tank Museum reserves the right to amend or modify the programme, or withdraw vehicles at any time without notification when reasonably required in accordance with its own best-practice procedures or those of exhibit owners.


Is there a cash machine onsite?

Yes, there is a free cash machine inside the main Museum building. As we only have one cash machine, please bring plenty of cash in case it is busy. Most vendors onsite will only be able to accept cash payments only. Cash back is available in The Museum Shop (minimum spend £5.00).


Can I come along dressed as a soldier?

No, unless you are a member of one of the re-enactor groups participating in Tiger Day as part of our Living History encampments. If you are not a participant or serving soldier, you will be refused admission to Tiger Day if you are dressed in military uniform.


Is there a secure location to leave luggage?

No, there is no cloakroom for this event.


Are catering facilities available?

The Museum restaurant/cafe will be serving an array of hot and cold food.


Are there any site safety rules?

Please be aware of the following:

  • Masks must be worn onsite, both in the Museum itself and in the arena and tank park
  • There is uneven ground on parts of the site
  • Grass areas can be slippery when wet
  • Site is dusty
  • There will be loud explosions and pyrotechnics used throughout the day
  • Regrettably dogs are not allowed on site
  • Children must be accompanied by parent(s)/ Guardians(s) at all times
  • As a condition of entry, visitors may be subject to a search.


What items are prohibited from Tiger Day?

Knives, replica or real weapons, laser pens, fireworks, legal and illegal highs, and alcohol are not permitted and will be confiscated. You can collect these items at the end when you leave. Alcoholic beverages can be purchased at the event – The Tank Museum’s alcohol license does not cover beverages brought onto site.

How do I get to The Tank Museum?

Have a look at our Getting Here page.


Where can I stay in the Dorset area, close to The Tank Museum?

There is a variety of accommodation in the local area, with hotels, B&Bs or camp sites, check accommodation provider websites like TripAdvisor for more information. We usually recommend looking into the area surrounding Weymouth, Wareham, Dorchester, Poole and Bournemouth due to the ease of accessibility to public transport to the Museum.


Is there accessible parking?

Yes, there is accessible parking at Tiger Day. On entering the site, please let staff know and they will direct you. It is on hard standing and is in the bays closest to the Museum entrance.


Is there a charge for the car parking at Tiger Day?

No, car parking is free at Tiger Day.


Where can I be dropped off and picked up at the event?

There is a dedicated taxi/vehicle drop off and pick up point close to the entrance, please see site map for location. Local taxi companies – EZ Riders – 01929 556575, CC Cars – 07766 816047, Garrison Cabs – 01929 463395.

Is the event accessible to people in wheelchairs?

Yes, there are lifts and/or ramps available in the main Museum & Vehicle Conservation Centre. Please note some of the indoor and outdoor surfaces around site are uneven.

There is also a Disabled Viewing Area.

The Tiger Day site covers a vast area of the Museum’s surrounding grounds and therefore covers a large area. It is advised that if you find it difficult to walk for long periods of time, that you bring means to assist you.

Please see our Accessibility Statement if you require more information here.


Is there accessible parking?

Yes, there is accessible parking at Tiger Day. On entering the site, please let staff know and they will direct you. It is on hard standing and is in the bays closest to the Museum entrance.

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