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 the Dorset Christmas event, we’ve got a varied programme all through the year for traders, exhibitors, living history groups, caterers and entertainers to get involved with.

After a turbulent few years, we are proud to announce the return of On Track, the Museum’s wellbeing event, as well as new additions to the calendar, including the Tracks and Wheels cycling event.

We anticipate 2024’s events to be bigger and better than ever. You can find all the forms, and how to apply for each event, below.

 

SPONSORSHIP

 We can’t run our exciting events programme without help from generous companies, both local and international. Our event sponsors have included Arts University Bournemouth, World of Tanks, and Key Publishing. If you’re interested in sponsoring one of our events, please get it in touch with events@tankmuseum.org

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 (Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th February 2024) : applications processed starting 4th December 2023
Tiger Day Spring (Saturday 27th April 2024) : applications processed starting 12th January 2024
Tracks and Wheels (Monday 6th May 2024) : applications processed starting 12th January 2024
TANKFEST 2024 (Friday 28th June – Sunday 30th June 2024) : applications processed starting 19th January 2024
South West Model Show Autumn (Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th September 2024) : applications processed starting 5th January 2024
Tiger Day Autumn (Saturday 28th September 2024) : applications processed starting 12th January 2024
On Track (Thursday 3rd October 2024) : applications processed starting 2nd February 2024
A Dorset Christmas (Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November 2024): Applications managed externally, apply here

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 events@tankmuseum.org.

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.