If you like history, Eden Camp is the place for you. A themed modern history museum in the heart of Yorkshire chronicles the war between 1939 & 1945 from both sides. It is both informative and fun all at once!
Near Malton in Yorkshire, Eden Camp opened way back in 1987 and was originally a home to 250 Prisoners Of War (P.O.W). With over 30 Nissen huts now housing exhibits from both sides of the war, it is an incredibly interesting look at the war and how it since shaped the world we live in today. There’s no bias to the displays but it is still very interesting to see things from both sides.
Each nissen hut has a theme, ranging from the day they declared war, to a U boat and then right through to the Blitz. Each complete with their own unique sights, sounds and smells – oh the smells! You will spot things that you recognise and still see to this day when you move through the shopping street hut.
The whole experience starts the minute you pull up to the entrance of the museum. You are greeted by tanks and air planes and then you wind your way through to the car park passing huts and military vehicles.
On our visit, it was pouring down but due to the lay out you aren’t outside for very long at all whilst moving through the huts but it is best to be on the safe side so bring coats and brollies!
With a wonderfully low entrance fee of £7 per adult, you can spend hours once on the property and thanks to the vast car parking spaces and abundance of outdoors area you never feel hemmed in. Picnic space is well provided as it is a popular location for school trips.
If you have little ones in tow, fret not as there is an outdoors adventure playground to hold their attention, I was always fascinated with the real tanks and torpedos myself when I was a kid!!
If you like Beamish Museum, this could be the next place you should try!
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