THOUSANDS of people are being urged to check their route to Tankfest at The Tank Museum this weekend.

A number of road closures and diversions will be in place as both the Tankfest and Ironman festivals take place at the same time.

Tankfest runs from September 17 to 20, at the Tank Museum in Bovington and is set to attract around 15,000 people across the four days.

The Ironman bike course will coincide with the Sunday event on September 19, in Weymouth.

Roz Skellorn, marketing communications manager at The Tank Museum, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming our visitors back to another successful Tankfest event, with around 15,000 people expected across the four days.

"Due to the road closures, we are encouraging people to check their route before they leave and to make sure they allow plenty of time to complete their journey. Details of these closures can be found on our website"

Tankfest claims to be the best display of historic moving armour in the world.

The four-day event will include guest vehicles, living history encampments and demonstrations and trade stands with a new World War Two exhibition for 2021.

What roads are closed and when?

B3143 closed from 7.30am - 12pm

Gales Hill closed from 8am - 1.30pm

Westleaze closed from 8.30am - 1.30pm

A352 closed 8.30am - 1.30pm

Chalky Road closed 8.30am - 1.45pm

Littlemoor Road closed eastbound 6.30am - 1.45pm

B3155 closed 6.30am - 2pm

B3155 (Greenhill) closed 4am - 6pm

A353 closed 6.30am - 10.15am

B3390 closed 7am - 10.30am

Warmwell Road closed 7am - 10.30am

Redbridge Road closed 7am - 10.45am

Pallington Lakes Road and Ilsington Road closed 7am - 11am

Rhododendron mile and Two Droves closed 7.30 - 11.15am

People attending Tankfest have also been advised that buses will replace trains between Wareham and Weymouth on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September.

The lines in the Wareham area will be closed all weekend for maintenance work.

London Waterloo to Weymouth services will terminate at Wareham.

Buses will run between Wareham, Dorchester South and Weymouth.

Additional services will run between Dorchester South and Weymouth.