Frequently Asked Questions

General information

The British Shooting Show will return on the 14th, 15th & 16th of February 2025.

The British Shooting Show is held at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham.

There are no discounts or concessions on any bookings at the British Shooting Show. All tickets are discounted online when pre-booked in advance.

You can book your tickets online here >

You can also buy your tickets at the door, however, we strongly recommend that you book in advance.

No, whilst we would strongly encourage you to book for the day that you intend to visit, we understand that sometimes things don’t go to plan. So, if you have a ticket, you can use it on any one day of the show. Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Tickets may be refunded up to 14 days from purchase date. If the ticket has been used, or the event has passed; no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

The British Shooting Show is open from 09:00 until 16:00 on all days of the show (Fri – Sun).

Yes, the British Shooting Show is a show for all, we all started our passions for shooting sports somewhere, why not start now?

Please note, children must be accompanied at all times by an adult over the age of 18.

We will release updates as and when they happen right here on our website. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for instant updates. Fancy a little bit more? Sign up to our newsletter today!

No. You don’t need a firearms license to visit the British Shooting Show. Anyone is welcome to visit!

You’ll only need a license if you are looking to buy or sell a regulated item at the event.

Of course, we love meeting new people and learning about their products and services. Please fill out our online exhibitor enquiry form to get started.

Travel and accommodation

Getting to the NEC is easy.

By car

You’ll find the NEC clearly signposted from all motorways and major routes including the M42, M40 and M6 – just put B40 1NT in your sat nav. When you arrive at the NEC, look out for the show name you’re visiting on the signs. Then, simply jump on a free shuttle bus to get to the halls.

By train

Direct services run from Birmingham New Street to the NEC all day, which is less than a 15-minute journey away. Check rail travel via Trainline

By bus and coach

Buses and coach companies stop frequently at Birmingham Airport which is on the NEC’s doorstep. All you need to do from there is take the free air-rail link from Birmingham International Railway Station located at the upper level of Terminal 1. The train runs every two minutes and only takes 90 seconds.

Car parking is FREE courtesy of the British Shooting Show.

We’ve paid for your parking so you don’t have to! Simply follow the illuminated signs to “Shooting Show” when you arrive onto the NEC site to be directed to the car park.

There are loads of amazing places to stay right on our doorstep, take a look!

Venue information

Yes, all areas of the NEC are accessible to wheelchair users via ramps or lifts. The Piazza and Atrium main entrances have automatic doors. The NEC has wheelchairs and mobility scooters available for hire, please telephone +44 (0)121 780 4141 to book in advance. There is also a disabled parking area close to the venue.

Food will be available throughout the event in the food court. In addition, numerous bars, restaurants and seating areas offering anything from a quick drink to a more substantial meal are dotted around the NEC.

Free visitor WiFi coverage is available across the NEC. You can connect using any compatible device, such as a mobile phone, laptop or tablet. This free service is suitable for sending emails, simple web browsing and accessing social networks. PC internet access is also available for hire at the Visitor & Business Centre.