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Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum


Visit Eden Camp Modern History Museum near Malton in North Yorkshire and be transported back to wartime Britain. This authentic 6 acre site Museum is constructed from the huts of an original Prisoner of War Camp which was built in 1942.


Award Winning Museum – known to be the best in the country  

Museum is constructed in the huts of an original Prisoner of War Camp built in 1942.

Military Vehicles (growing collection of World War II vehiches: tanks, wagons, gun carriers etc.)

Original ‘Prefab’ Bungalow with ‘Dig for Victory’ Garden

29 Huts in total – each one themed (blitz, street at war including ‘make do & mend’ and fashions, home front, black market, U Boat menace, prisoners of war, Civil Defence, Women at War etc.

Mess 1, 2 + 3 incorporating Museum in Miniature ans RNPS Display, Human Torpedos, Admiral Birindelli Hut, Italian Underwater Human Torpedo etc

Wonderful, educational day out for all the family (allow 3-4 hours for a visit)


Prisoners Canteen and Officers’ Mess Tearooms

Garrison Cinema Bar

Children’s Play Area

Gift Shop

Junior Assault Course (subject to weather conditions) – age range 2-12 years

Fully accessible for the disabled and visually impaired with braille sheets and audio tapes available

Ample FREE PARKING for up to 30 coaches and 400 cars

Dogs allowed, but must be on a lead at all times. Not allowed in Canteen, café, children’s play area or gift shop.

For an excellent family day out, lots of fresh air (in-between weaving in and out of the huts), and a great learning experience, Eden Camp is the original and only Modern History Theme Museum of its kind in the world and is a tribute to the people of World War II (lest we forget). Experience the hardships, drama and humour of those bygone days and take in the smells, sights and sounds of those dangerous years. Each hut tells its own story of this country at war – starting with Hut 1 portraying the rise of Hitler, the birth of the Nazi party and Chamberlain’s  dramatic radio broadcast announcement at 11am on 3rd September 1939, announcing the declaration of war, followed by (Hut 2) The Home Front – finishing with huts 24-29 ‘The Museum within a Museum’.

Why not eat, drink and forget rationing in the Officers Mess Tearooms or the Prisoners Canteen, or  enjoy a drink in the Garrison Cinema Bar?

Eden Camp is located at the Junction A64 York to Scarborough Road and the A169 Malton to Pickering Road.

For opening times and admission price please check website.


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