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 a Militaria Fair and Tracks and Wheels cycling event.

We anticipate 2023’s events to be bigger and better than ever. You can find all the forms, and how to apply for each event, below.

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 (11-12 February 2023) : applications processed from 4 January 2023

Militaria Fair (Saturday 11 March 2023) : applications processed from 11 January 2023

Tiger Day Spring (Saturday 22 April 2023) : applications processed from 11 January 2023

Tracks and Wheels (Monday 1 May 2023) : applications processed from 11 January 2023

TANKFEST 2023 (23-25 June 2023) : applications processed from 18 January 2023

Tiger Day Autumn (Saturday 16 September 2023) : applications processed from 11 January 2023

South West Model Show Autumn (23-24 September 2023) : applications processed from 4 January 2023

On Track  (Thursday 5 October 2023) : applications processed from 1 February

Dorset Christmas (18-19 November 2023) : applications processed from 7 August 2023. Due to our exciting collaboration with Dorset Team; Dorset-based designer-makers and sellers on Etsy, non-food trader applications are being 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 [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.