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Salute to the ’40s

10 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022

It's time to meet again

... your must visit 1940s weekend

Claimed as ‘one of the Britain’s best vintage festivals’, get ready to reminisce and feel nostalgic to the glamorous days of the 1940s.

Start planning your vintage outfit and perfecting your victory rolls now. It’s time to meet again on 10 & 11 September 2022.

Travel back in time with live music performance with a variety of acts taking the stage, including Adam Hoffman and Miss Holiday Swing.  The blitz spirit will take over the 80-acre site as classic car displays join Home Front demonstrations, dance workshops and fashion parades.

Visitors can also take shelter in a bunker as part of a real-life air raid evacuation before browsing the buzzing vintage street market and shopping for genuine collectables and reproduction clothing.

More information coming soon 


Buy now!

Tickets are now available for 2022.

Revel in the era with live music, dancing, military vehicles, displays and re-enactors and so much more! Book in your weekend of family fun now

Ticket Type  Price 
*40s Saturday Adult

*40s Saturday Concession

*40s Saturday Child

*40s Saturday Family

*40s Saturday Additional Child

*40’s Adult for Both Days

*40’s Concession for Both Days

*40’s Child for Both Days

*40’s Family for Both Days

*40’s Additional Child for Both Days


Live Music

Across the weekend there will be an array of music. Come together on museum square as we sing along to wartime classics.

We welcome back Salute favourites: Miss Holiday Swing and Adam Hoffman, as well as Beverly Big Band and Micky Driver.

More acts to be announced soon…


Motor enthusiasts will be wowed by the daily ‘Coming Home’ parade – an impressive convoy of vintage cars, trucks and jeeps.

More information coming soon 


Re-live the iconic era brought to life through 1940’s military and civilian re-enactors, military camps, a bombed-out house, shop and 1940’s pub, and land army displays.  For those that really want the 1940s experience you can also get your hair styled in the salon or barbers. Fashion & vehicle parades will tour the grounds greeting crowds as crowds gather for the final hurrah!

Food & Drink

When you find the time to take a breather from the dancing, shopping and entertainment, don’t miss out on the vintage cocktails and bars around the site. If you’re hungry also fear not, for this event there are no rations! From vintage tea rooms, homemade pies to our very own food outlets: The Wagon Stop & Mess Deck, where you’ll find a variety of food to choose from; nothing is off limits.

Fashion Parades

Dress to impress! Whether you’re dressed for the Homefront, family life or high end ’40s, we encourage those visitors that have chosen to dress up for the day and any re-enactors to participate in our fashion parade. Starting from the ropery, walk through the buzz of the site to museum square as the crowds gather for the finale.

Vintage Street

Information coming soon

Air Raid Experience

Times and details coming soon 

Garden Games

Details coming soon 


What food is available?

We have a wide variety of catering on offer, including a Pizzas, Burgers, Chinese, Vegan foot outlets and not forgetting The Mess Deck Restaurant & The Wagon Stop. Unfortunately, we can not allow alcohol to be brought in to, or out of the site (a range of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks will be on sale from our bars)

What time does the event start/finish?

The gates open at 10.00am. Please have your ticket information at hand ready to be processed and to receive your wristband

This event finishes at 6pm.


How can I purchase tickets?

Tickets for our events can be booked securely through this website, links posted by us and links on our social media pages

I am having a problem printing my e-ticket/haven’t received my ticket

Please check your junk inbox in case the email has been sent there. For all other ticket enquiries, please contact and our team will do our best to help and send your reference number to you.

How do I apply for a carer/personal assistant ticket?

In our efforts to make Salute to the ’40s accessible to everyone, we offer disabled ticket holders, a free ticket for a personal assistant.

This offer is open to those who hold a current higher rate of DLA or other UK government approved supporting evidence of their requirement for a personal assistant.

Carer tickets can only be issued against general entry tickets.

IMPORTANT: This offer is only available to those people that would be unable to attend the event without a full time assistant.

To apply for a carer/ personal assistant ticket, please follow the procedure below:
– Buy a standard general admission ticket for the person you are caring for as they require ticket for entry.
– On the day of event please bring a copy of your letter of award for DLA (or equivalent) and our team will process your ticket for you.  You cannot buy your carer/personal assistant ticket in advance

Can I bring my dog?

We welcome dogs to this event (some even dress up!) But please note that we do not allow entry for dogs inside our galleries and restaurants (with the exception of guide dogs) please also be aware that this is a busy and loud event so some dogs may find this unfamiliar.

Is the site accessible for wheelchair users? 

Yes, we have made the site wheelchair friendly but please lookout for the railway tracks to ensure wheels do not get stuck. There may be areas that get busy from time to time, but our staff are on hand to help with any issues. If you need a wheelchair please contact us on – 01634 823800 – and we can book one for your visit. Please also see our Accessibility page for our Accessibility guide.



Salute to the '40s 2021

... in pictures

With thanks to our event photographers Ray Fothergill, Rhiannon Ideson, Patrick Boniface and Chick Pea Photography.

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