About The Show


Temple at War might be one of the newest Military Shows in Britain but it
certainly packs a heavy weight punch when it comes to first class performances.

In its third year, Temple at War is back for 2017 returning to the extraordinary
Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree, Essex CM77 8PD. This outstanding Military Show will be hosting authentic Living History Groups, spectacular military vehicles, atmospheric 1940s entertainment and the opportunity to browse a wide range of collectors, traders and vendor stalls from all over the UK.

As a great day out for all the family, you can step back in time and experience
the past 100 years of military history. Imagine your very own time machine that
will transport you to a time in which your ancestors lived. Use all your senses to
soak up history which can’t be experienced from your download apps, books or
the classroom!

No other military show has the unique signature attractions that have been built
by the show in the past years and there is even more to come in 2017!

Experience the sharp shooting of the Temple at War Sniper and walk amongst
the atmospheric German Woodland Encampment. Encounter spontaneous and
dramatic enactments by characters that you can interact with. Drill with a Company
of WW1 Soldiers, defuse a WW2 Training Bomb and come into contact with
actual historic events.

Watch the tense and explosive battles throughout the weekend incorporating pyrotechnic
effects and learn what life was like on the home front as rationing made life hard for the
loved ones left behind.

Temple at War provides the premium show for photographic opportunities as
the exceptionally high quality of enactment provided is second to none.

You will experience the distinctive atmospheres of the Great War to Cold War by
experiencing the unique sights, sound and atmosphere that will take you
back in time.

From small artefacts to tank carriers, Temple at War is not to be missed.
Bag that bargain at our Traders Alley and indoor Vintage and Military shopping
experience and enjoy fantastic food from our hot and cold food stands. Take a
picnic in the main arena whilst taking in a stage show or a cool drink and walk in
the walled garden with characters of a bygone era.

Temple at War caters for everyone with an interest in history and is a fantastic
opportunity for everyone of all ages to share their enthusiasm, knowledge and
experience in a family friendly and safe environment.

The Cressing Temple Barn complex provides superb disabled facilities and a
free carpark for over 1800 vehicles. Come early and stay late, it’s an experience
you will not want to miss! Just check out our fantastic reviews!

Please note that only guide dogs are permitted within the show ground.

Temple at War offer free admission to both serving and ex military personnel.


Tickets have now gone on sale for Temple At War 2017.

Click the link below to get your hands on some tickets.

Quotes from people attending Temple At War 2016


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

We can’t wait for the next one , thank you everyone for a fantastic time

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 2015 to get a flavour of things to come.