Experience life in wartime Britain at Eden Camp, a family-friendly museum which combines award-winning interactive elements with dozens of informative exhibits in a former World War II prisoner-of-war camp. Marvel over real tanks, military aircraft, and more, as the sounds and smells of Eden Camp recreate the feel of WWII life.
Ideal for adults and children alike, at Eden Camp you can learn about the rise of Hitler, human torpedoes, women at war, and much more, as you stroll through over two dozen exhibition huts at your own pace. Highlights are the "bombed" street, vintage posters, and the on-site cafe where the staff dress in WWII attire.
With so much to see and do at Eden Camp, booking admission tickets in advance can help you save time and hassle on the day.
Things to Know Before You Go
Wear warm clothes if you’re visiting in the winter months, as some of the exhibition huts can be chilly.
Plan to spend a full day making the most of the activities and attractions at Eden Camp and prepare to walk a lot.
Children ages five and under enter for free and dogs are welcome across the site, excluding the children’s play areas.
There’s an on-site cafe and gift shop, as well as picnic facilities.
Eden Camp is fully wheelchair and stroller accessible.
How to Get There
Situated just outside the town of Malton, Eden Camp is easily accessible on foot or by bike from the nearby Malton train station, while the Coastliner bus services which run from various towns and cities across North Yorkshire stop at Eden Camp. There is also free on-site parking.
When to Get There
Eden Camp is typically open daily throughout the year—except for two weeks over the Christmas period—from the mid-morning to the late afternoon. Last admission is always an hour before closing. Eden Camp is especially busy at weekends and during the school holidays, so stop by midweek for a quieter experience and arrive after 2pm when the visiting school groups have departed.
More Military History Museums in the UK
There are plenty more museums in the UK where you can learn about the country’s military past, including London’s Imperial War Museum, the Devil’s Porridge Museum in Scotland—which details the history of the so-called Greatest Munitions Factory on Earth—and The Royal Armouries in Leeds.
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