The Tank Museum | South West Model Show

South West Model Show

Join us for The South West Model Show - Spring Edition. Sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth BA (Hons) Modelmaking Course

15th February 2020 - 16th February 2020

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On the 15-16 February, The Tank Museum will be inviting exhibitors from across the UK to exhibit their models throughout the Museum. Miniature, Remote Control and Scale models will all be in attendance. 

This event is sponsored by Arts University Bournemouth BA (Hons) Modelmaking Course

Open 10am - 5pm | Free parking | Onsite restaurant | Standard ticket prices apply and Annual Passes are valid

This is an indoor event and will be happening regardless of the weather.  

Over two days, see a wide range of models and buy your own!

  • Exhibitors and traders throughout the Museum
  • Model boats, cars, planes and trains - and, of course, tanks!
  • Models and modelling paraphernalia on sale, suitable for novices up to the experienced modeller
  • Demonstrations of RC vehicles 
  • Tours and talks throughout the day
  • See vehicles not on general display on the Vehicle Conservation Centre floor - open all day
  • Make-your-own sessions and crafts for kids
  • Life-size Daleks in attendance 
  • Flight Simulator 

Read the full programme here

Please note: some of the indoor exhibits may also be obstructed from public view.

Traders and Exhibitors 

Read the list of currently attending traders and exhibitors here (correct 10.02.20).

Event Sponsor: Arts University Bournemouth BA (Hons) Modelmaking Course

aub-logo-defaultBA (Hons) Modelmaking is a course held at the Arts University Bournemouth. We specialise in delivering a broad range of modelmaking skills and techniques, tailored to provide our graduates with the best opportunities of employment after graduation.


Our stand will hold examples of making techniques that support the different areas of professional modelmaking. Models featured will provide an insight into the exciting and varied work undertaken by professional modelmakers, across Architecture, Film Production and Museum Exhibitions. 

Throughout the show we will be holding demonstrations of how to use a 3D printer and making objects for visitors to take away. If visitors are interested in learning more about modelmaking as a career, or want advice on expanding their modelmaking skills base, we can provide help looking for an appropriate Arts University Bournemouth full-time, part-time or evening course.

For more information you can contact us at:

Charity Dalek Squad

This year the Charity Dalek Squad will be in attendance both days, running an Audience with a Dalek Q&A session as well as giving queue entertainment and information on how they build their Daleks. 

The Charity Dalek Squad (CDS) exists to raise money for good causes and charities across the United Kingdom. CDS was established in 2003 and  as group of professional volunteers and hobbyists who for many years have attended and organised charity events. Daleks have often been referred to as tanks, so they fit right in. 


Model Show Online Price

Including a FREE Annual Pass
Book online for a reduced rate

Day Ticket
Children (5-16)
2 Adults & 2 Children
1 Adult & 2 Children

Model Show Standard Price

Includes a FREE Annual Pass

Day Ticket
Children (5-16)
2 Adults & 2 Children
1 Adult & 2 Children
Children (Under 5)

Model Show Group Rate

For groups of 10 or more, does not include an annual pass. Must be booked in advance by calling 01929 405096 ext212 or email

Day Ticket
Children (5-16)