FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

If your question(s) is not answered below then please email [email protected] which will be checked twice a day from Monday – Saturday in the week runup to the festival, however the email account will probably not be checked on the Sunday of the festival.

The small team running the museum are very busy and so cannot always answer the phone. We have tried to list some of the frequently asked questions here.

ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED YOU CAN PURCHASE ENTRANCE WRISTBANDS AND PARKING ON THE GATE CASH ONLY.  IN REGARDS TO TENT OR CAMPERVAN SPACES THIS IS WHETHER WE HAVE AVAILABILITY ON THE DAY 

Are dogs allowed at the Festival and on site?    

Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead at all times. Please also ensure you clear up after your dog and dispose of waste correctly. Please do not leave plastic dog bags, or other ‘items’ behind.

CAMPING AT THE FESTIVAL

How much does it cost to camp at the festival?  

Price per tent is £20. Price for a campervan is £45.

These do not include entry into the festival. You will need to purchase an entrance wristband separately. And if you are bringing a car, you will need to purchase a parking pass too.

What time does the campsite open and close?

Friday noon – Monday morning

Please note, facilities will be limited on the Monday morning as campaign and food stalls will start to be taken down the night before and in the morning.

Do you have camping facilities for disabled people?

Yes, we do our best to make the event as accessible as possible, including toilets and showers. More information here

We offer blue badge parking as close to the disabled toilet/shower facilities and main festival activities as possible.

Is disabled parking free?             

No, there is still a £10 per vehicle charge

Why don’t you have price concessions?

The prices are very reasonable and subsidized by the TUC and unions. We try to keep all prices as low as possible.

What time do the toilets/showers remain open on the Monday?

These are removed from 10am onwards on Monday 22 July

I want to camp with my mates. Can I save them a spot?

Please make sure you arrive together as spaces cannot be reserved.

Can I park my vehicle next to my tent? 

Vehicles are not allowed in the camping area at any time during the Festival, including for set up. Trailer tents can set up in the camper van area under the direction of the stewards.

Can I have a BBQ?

We take your safety very seriously and there is a risk with any fire near combustible tents and dry hay and stubble. No open fires but small self-contained BBQs are possible unless the dry conditions make this too much of a hazard.

Camping equipment

We do not stock or sell any camping equipment on site but if you turn up without anything, or something breaks, the nearest shop for all your camping needs is:

Great Western Camping, 28 High East Street, Dorchester DT1 1HF

Mon-Sat 9.am- 5.30 pm t: 01305 266800 E: [email protected]

We do not provide or hire tents.

Is there electricity on site?

Electricity hook-up is not available for tents or campervans unless you require it for a CPAP machine or electric wheelchairs. Please ensure you give at least one full week’s notice of electricity requirement to [email protected] Failure to do so means we cannot guarantee electricity will be available.

I’m bringing a campervan. Can I use my awning?             

All campervans can have an awning open on their campervan or a 2-person tent maximum, not both.

Are tents allowed in with the campervans?        

Only a 2-person tent is permitted, as long as an awning is not being used at the same time.  No other sized tent can be used in the campervan area.

Are there chemical disposal facilities?  

There are no facilities for chemical disposal for campervan toilets

I don’t want to camp – is there anywhere to stay nearby?

Try the Dorset Tourist Office at https://www.visit-dorset.com/

How much is it?

Adult: Weekend ticket £42 (£45 on the gate)

Adult: Friday only £15

Adult: Saturday only £30

Sunday entrance – FREE

Child Weekend ticket (Age 5-15) £5

Child Weekend (Age 0-4) – Free

Vehicle Parking Pass - £10 per vehicle

Motorbikes – donation

How do I buy tickets and passes for the festival?             

Tickets, passes and tags can be bought from the Tolpuddle Martyrs website here

Online and telephone ticket sales will end on Friday 12 July 2019 as there will be no time for us to post tickets to you in time for the festival. After this date, tickets and passes can be bought by cash on the gate when you arrive.

I’ve ordered my tickets but they haven’t arrived yet?    

If you still haven’t received your tickets please email [email protected] with:

The name you ordered under

Purchase reference number

Post code

Date of purchase

Number and type of tickets purchased

On rare occasions, we may ask for a proof of purchase.

Can I come with a personal carer or assistant?  

Please read our policy here

Temporary impairments             

Please read our policy here

Is there a first-aid tent?

Friday – 1300-0000

Saturday – 0900 -0000

Sunday – 0900-1800

All other times: first aider via security

I’m a journalist, can I get a media pass?               

Contact [email protected] before Friday 19 July and this will be passed on to our press officer.

Where is the nearest cash point?

There is no cash point in the village. The nearest is in Londis, High Street, Puddletown DT2 8RT - £1.85 per use. Cash back on shopping or cash when the post office is open

Where is the nearest shop?       

Londis, High Street, Puddletown, DT2 8RT

Mon-Sat 7am-8pm Sunday 8am-8pm

Is there a local public bus service?          

Friday – Damory bus No. 187 from Dorchester

Saturday – none  Sunday – none

We run our own shuttle bus on Friday evening and Sunday.

See details here

Can I charge my phone?

Yes, £2 per full charge at the Information Tent during opening hours

Do you sell vegan food?

Yes – check out the various food and drink options here

What time is the road closed?  

The main road in and out of the village will be closed from 1pm – 6pm on Sunday 21 July 2019 to allow for the safe passage of the procession going through the village.

No vehicles will be able to enter the village during these times.

Entry and exit into the Sunday car park will also not be permitted during these times. However, those parked in the main festival site car park will be able to leave in a westerly direction only.

I want to know when somebody is speaking or performing?

Check out the programme here

How do I get to perform at the Festival?

We have lots of interest but check out the procedure here