About The Show

Temple at War Military and Vintage Show has rapidly gained an outstanding reputation for the high quality re-enactment on display.  In only the events fourth year it is now known throughout Europe as one of the best Military events to attend.

This high quality Military and Vintage Show will be returning home on 12-13 May 2018 to the fantastically atmospheric venue of Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree Essex.

Battle plans are now underway to showcase the best and largest annual Living History gathering depicting the last 100 years of Military History in the UK.  Over 900 authentic re-enactors will give young and old the most outstandingly brilliant interactive experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

This awe inspiring Military Show in the heart of Essex will also host, spectacular military vehicles, atmospheric 1940s entertainment, explosive full Battle displays and the opportunity to look for that bargain amongst a wide range of vintage and militaria traders and high quality food stalls from all over the UK.

No other military show has the unique signature attractions that have been built exclusively by the show over the past years and there is even more to come in 2018!

Experience the atmospheric German Woodland Encampment.   Encounter spontaneous and dramatic enactments with interactive characters.

Take part in Bayonet practice with a Company of WW1 Soldiers.  Deactivate a WW2 Bomb. Watch the tense and thrilling battles throughout the weekend.  Marvel at the pyrotechnic effects.  Join the Home Guard parade or American GI WW2 Drill. Learn about the thousands of items and artefact displays and talk to enthusiasts showcasing their wealth of knowledge on the clothing, collectables, weapons, vehicles and equipment of the eras exhibited.

Imagine your very own ‘time tank’ that can transport you back 100 years.  Use all your senses to soak up history which just can’t be experienced from download apps, books or the classroom!

Temple at War Military and Vintage Show is a fantastic opportunity for everyone to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and expertise in a family-friendly and safe environment.  Whether you chose a day out, or a whole weekend experience, Temple at War is packed full of 100% enactment from the moment you arrive to the very last minute of your time journey with us!  You will want to come back for more!  Check out our Facebook ratings and genuine feedback. Our posts are images from previous Temple at War shows.

The Temple at War show complex provides superb disabled facilities and a free car park for over 1800 vehicles.

Come early and stay late.  From the smallest item of military kit to huge tank carrier, Temple at War is not to be missed.

Unfortunately, only guide dogs are permitted within the show ground.

Tickets may be purchased online at early bird rates from now until 31 March 2018. From 1 April 2018 tickets will be available to purchase online at the normal show rates published.  Tickets will also be made available from the main reception area during the published Temple at War Show times. Saturday 12 May 0900hrs – 1700hrs and Sunday 13 May 1000hrs – 1600hrs*.

* Serving Military Personnel and Military Veterans are admitted free of charge.

 Temple at War Military and Vintage Show supports the following Military Charities – Help for Heroes – Support our Paras and the Royal British Legion.


Tickets have now gone on sale for Temple At War 2018.

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Quotes from people attending Temple At War 2017


Having served for a number of years in the British Army, coming here today was like going back in time.
The smells of hexmin fires cooking, old canvas army tents etc..the sounds of machine gun fire with soldiers in old uniforms is amazing.As well as the ladies singing Al the old war songs.
Walking into the show literally took my breath away.
Every part of the show is amazing. Lots of army vehicles to look at as well as different army camps.
All the food stalls have been great too.
I highly recommend the show. One of the best if not the best old military settings I’ve ever seen. I feel as though I’ve gone back in time.
Thank you to every one involved who have made the effort.
Being 100 years since the end of WW1 made it all the more poignant.
Thank you.

What a fantastic show

One of the best days out I have a year and yet again I was not disappointed Wether was good and I was able to get round in my wheelchair with out any problems must be recommended to all and a special thanks to all the staff and stool holds for making it possible

Will definitely be there next year loved it

Build it and THEY will come, see you next year

We plan to be there again next year! Thank you for a well organised show with a great crowd and great weather!

What a fabulous day we had, an amazing event and gorgeous people. Can’t wait for tomorrow!

Best show I have ever been to, if this is what it is like now, just think what the next 5 years is going to be like

Check out the photographs from Temple At War 2016 to get a flavour of things to come.