A RARE night event is set for the Tank Museum next week.

The museum at Bovington has joined forces with a specialised photography lighting company to bring enthusiasts the chance to get some evening photographs.

Visitors will get exclusive up-close access to a range of tanks in the museum's main arena, all lit up by LED lights.

The firm behind the event, Threshold.aero, was established in 2017 by aviation photography enthusiasts Andrew Morely and Paul Varcoe.

Paul said: “Our number one mission has been to provide something enthusiasts usually can't get, while supporting operators and owners by raising money for their charities and trusts.

"We thought it would be a great idea to recreate our aviation photography events with military vehicles.

"What better place to start than The Tank Museum at Bovington.

“It will be fascinating to see how some of the most famous tanks in history look, lit by our lights and pictured by some great photographers.

"We can't wait to work with The Tank Museum, and raise some valuable funds at the same time.”

All tanks will be well spaced to guarantee visitor safety and this will also provide plenty of room to get some great shots, says a museum spokesman.

The spokesman also said: "The tanks on display will span a century of armoured history – from the First World War Mark IV replica, all the way through to Challenger 1.

"With no visitors to get in the way, ticket holders can take advantage of Threshold’s crisp white 5,000K LED lights, which reduce glare and minimise shadows to get the perfect shot."

Night at The Tank Museum will run from 4:30- 9:30pm on September 17.

Visit tankmuseum.org/events/night-at-the-museum-with-threshold-sept/ for details.