Trade and Exhibit

Are you a trader, caterer, exhibitor, living history group or entertainer? We’d like to include you in one of our many events.

From large outdoor festivals like TANKFEST, to smaller events such as On Track, The Tank Museum’s Wellbeing Event. We’ve got a varied programme all through the year for traders, exhibitors, living history groups, caterers and entertainers to get involved with.

We’re planning to return to a more ‘normal’ events season in 2022 following the success of our COVID-secure events in 2021 however there are some changes – predominantly around our later South West Model Show which will now take place in September as a bigger one-day indoor and outdoor event with plans to incorporate Sci-Fi. Find out more about this event HERE.

The safety of the Museum’s ticket holders, contracted parties and staff will remain paramount in 2022. In the case where changes are required to ensure safety for all, those involved with each event will be notified as early as possible.

Please note, you are not confirmed for an event unless you have heard directly from the Tank Museum Events Team or the external companies listed above where appropriate. All applicants who have submitted an online form to The Tank Museum will receive an automated response from Wufoo to confirm receipt of the application however this does not confirm participation.

Available Events

The below dates are processing start dates and not application deadlines. We will still accept forms after these dates however they are listed to clarify that this is the earliest we will be in touch with you regarding your submission.

  • South West Model Show Spring (19th February – 20th February 2022) : 10th January 2022. See event here.
  • Tiger Day Spring (23rd April 2022) : 24th January 2022. See event here.
  • Militaria Fair & Dukes Auction (13th & 14th May 2022) : 1st March 2022. See event here.
  • TANKFEST (24th June – 26th June 2022) : 10th January 2022. See event here.
  • South West Model Show Autumn– Including Sci-Fi (10th September 2022) : 9th May 2022. See event here.
  • Tiger Day Autumn (17th September 2022) : 23rd May 2022. See event here.
  • On Track (Mental Wellbeing Event) (6th October 2022) : 22nd August 2022. See event here.
  • Dorset Christmas (19th – 20th November 2022) : 8th August 2022 – Please note non-food traders are required to go through the Dorset Etsy Makers Team – see external applications below.

External Applications 

A Dorset Christmas – Trader Applications
Due to our exciting collaboration with Dorset Team; Dorset-based designer-makers and sellers on Etsy. Non-food trader applications are being managed externally. The application form for this will be released soon.

Please note, you are not confirmed for an event unless you have heard directly from the Tank Museum Events Team or the external companies listed above where appropriate. All applicants who have submitted an online form to The Tank Museum will receive an automated response from Wufoo to confirm receipt of the application however this does not confirm participation.

How to Apply

Before applying take a look through the pricing structures, terms and conditions and sensitive artefacts documentation linked below. You will be asked to confirm agreement of these at the end of your application.

Ensure you have the key items for your particular form (listed below) on file ready for upload on application. You are not able to save and return to your form at a later date, you must complete it in one sitting. 

Traders Application

  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million
  • Copy of Risk Assessment (a template can be downloaded HERE)
  • A basic drawing of your pitch layout

Exhibitor Application 

  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million (only required if providing a live demonstration or workshop)
  • Copy of Risk Assessment (a template can be downloaded HERE)
  • A basic drawing of your pitch layout

Catering Application 

  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million
  • Copy of Risk Assessment (a template can be downloaded HERE)
  • Copy of your Hygiene Certification
  • Photograph of your stall
  • A basic drawing of your pitch layout

Entertainment Application 

  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million
  • Copy of Risk Assessment (a template can be downloaded HERE)
  • A basic technical specification and/or floor/stage plan

Living History Application 

  • Copy of Public Liability Insurance up to £5 million
  • Copy of Risk Assessment (a template can be downloaded HERE)
  • A basic technical specification and/or floor/stage plan

Wait to hear from the events team as to whether or not your application has been successful. The processing dates are listed at the top of this page.

Already applied and concerned your application has been lost?

If at any point you are doubtful that your application has been received, please check your inbox (and junk/spam folder) for an automated email direct from Wufoo. This will confirm receipt on our behalf. If you are still unsure, please contact the Events Team on [email protected].

Please note you are not confirmed for an event unless you have heard directly from the Tank Museum Events Team after the processing date for that particular event.

You will receive an automated response from Wufoo to confirm receipt of you application however this does NOT confirm participation.