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Bovington Tank Museum, Warfare through the ages

WARFARE THROUGH THE AGES

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See the history of warfare in action from Medieval to Modern Day with living history encampments, drills, weaponry displays, firearms evolution and period battles.

We have assembled some of the very best re-enactment groups in the UK, including the Sealed Knot, the Southern Skirmish Association, The Great War Society, 29th Infantry Division, elite units for the Napoleonic Association and the best medieval groups all under our roof to offer you a truly spectacular day of non-stop entertainment. Medieval, Napoleonic, First World War, English and American Civil War, are just some of the periods in history you'll see brought to life by these skilled re-enactors.

Enjoy a packed programme of activities from 10am each day as we take you on a tour of history with drill displays, battle re-enactment and spectacular sieges. The site will open at 9am, with Vehicle Rides. 

Each group will be camped around the battlefield you will be free to wander around and find out what life was life for soldiers and civilians alike from 1415 to 1945.

The finale of each day will be a grand parade of all of our re-enactment groups bringing everyone together for a fantastic photographic opportunity during a short drum-head memorial to remember our fallen soldiers and civilians throughout conflicts past and present.

There will also be a 30 minute arena display each day, showcasing a selection of Tank Museum vehicles, from the First World War, Cold War and Second World War. See the MkIV, A7V, Kettenkrad, Sherman (Fury), Comet, Centurion, T72 and Leopard.

*The appearance of all our historic machines in the display is subject to mechanical reliability on the day. 

Ticket Options:

Please note: Warfare Through the Ages is a Special Event Day so pre-existing annual passes will NOT be valid. Special event admission prices apply please click here to buy your Warfare through the Ages tickets.

Season Ticket
If you are interested in visiting the Museum and attending events throughout the year we have introduced a brand new entry ticket, The Tank Museum Season Ticket, which will allow you to gain admission every day that we are open including our Special Event Days: Tiger Day, Tankfest and Warfare Through The Ages. It's fantastic value, saving up to 50% on normal admission prices and you'll also save 10% in the shop and restaurant. Click here to buy. 

Groups in Attendance:

Medieval  
The Woodville Household 
Oxford/DeVere Household 
The Tudor Household  

English Civil War
The Sealed Knot Society:
The Royalist Army
The Parliament Army
 
Monmouth Rebellion
The First Foot Guards
The Rebel Army 

Napoleonic
British/Allied
The 2nd (Queens Royal) Regiment
The 4th (Kings Own) Regiment
1st Coy, 5/60th Royal American (Rifles)
The 16th Light Dragoons
Artillery of the King’s German Legion
French
Le 45eme de Ligne
The French Sapeurs of the Guard
Le 3eme Artillerie

American Civil War
The Southern Skirmish Association:
Union Army
Confederate Army

Accommodation
If you are travelling from afar to attend this event why not book a hotel for the night. Hotels.tv are our official accommodation partners, with great selected hotels, lowest rates and online booking.

For any assistance, please contact reservations@hotels.tv or call +44 (0) 20 8133 9334. 

Site Safety Rules
Please be aware that: the site has uneven ground, grass areas can be slippery when wet, the site is dusty, there will be loud explosions and pyrotechnics used throughout the day, no dogs are allowed onsite (with the exception of disability assistance dogs), children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian at all times, the living history area includes trenches and trip hazards.

Traders
Traders wishing to book a space for Warfare Through the Ages 2015 please contact Brianna Ryder-Maki on 01929 405096 ext 211 or email EventsCoordinator@Tankmuseum.org
Please note: All Catering spaces for this event are now sold out.

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