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Temple At War

Traders & Exhibitors

Temple at War is a two day military and vintage event which is packed full of everything to create one of the largest historic re-enactment events in the south east of England.

Since 2015 the event has gained a ‘second-to-none’ reputation for its portrayal of the past 150 years of Allied and Axis engagement. The show is based at the historical and incredibly atmospheric Cressing Temple Barns, Braintree Essex which provides the most evocative sense of walking back in time. Hear the stories, see the sights. Prepare for the unexpected. Prepare to get involved. The experience that is Temple at War will start from the moment that you arrive!

A great family day out, but don’t just take our word for it. There are just some of the acclaimed comments receive after our 2022 show

Over the coming year, the Temple Team will be building the best show for you to experience… keep your eyes and ears open for announcements as key attractions are confirmed in the months ahead.

. Celebrity Appearance/Meet and Greet
. Music and Entertainment
. Battle Arena
. Aerial Flypast* subject to BBMF confirmation
. The best interactive re-enactment living history groups set in time period sections
. Huge variety of Vehicle Displays
. WW1 Drill and Sunday Service
. Family interactive entertainment and competitions
. Food Court and Military/Vintage trading opportunities
. Light Show

Temple at War is an event that exhibits displays from all Allied and Axis nationalities covering the past 150 years of military history. This includes uniforms, equipment and symbols from wartime periods on display.

It is our belief that it is important to observe and learn from past conflicts and portray history as it was and do not exclude some elements that some may not fully understand by today’s standards and opinions. We aim to portray history as accurately as possible whilst acknowledging their potentially harmful impact, to create a balanced thought provoking and safe platform for discussion so that we can learn from history and create a better future together.

We recommend that any persons likely to be upset or offended by such historical accuracy do not enter this wartime themed event.

Please be aware that due to the nature of the event, the loud noises that will be experienced, close quartered spontaneous re-enactment and that the site is a scheduled listed monument, dogs are not allowed at this event, unless deemed as support or guide dogs with no admittance to the historical barns allowed at any time.
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Whats on

What's Happening At The Show?

11th & 12th May 2024
Temple At War Show has been able to secure an exciting line up entertainment and activities which will keep the family entertained for hours, and it's all included in the ticket price.

  • 1000+ Military & Vintage Re-enactor's
  • 100's of Military Vehicles
  • On Stage Singers
  • Military & Vintage Traders
  • Explosive Battles & Firing Demonstrations
  • Celebrity Appearance From Mark Smith - Antiques Roadshow