Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum

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North Yorkshire
YO17 6RT

  • Phone: 01653 697777

A visit to our unique museum at Eden Camp will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. You will experience the sights, sounds, even the smells of those dangerous years. This is no ordinary Museum - not another Military Museum - not a glass showcase Museum - we have reconstructed scenes using movement, lighting, sound, smells, even smoke machines to transport you back in time, to make you feel that you are there taking part in history. Our special award winning Museum is an original Prisoner of War Camp built in 1942. Our fascinating displays hold, and reveal to you, the vital spirit which eventually triumphed in 1945. These superb and lifelike exhibits make a visit to EDEN CAMP a wonderful and educational day out for all the family. The Eden Camp Chapel of Remembrance (which is located within Hut 29) has seen many Associations and regional branches of Associations combining a reunion with the dedicating of a memorial plaque or laying up of a Standard. At all other times the Chapel is open to allow both young and old to spend a quiet moment and reflect on everything that they have seen on site. It also allows families to remember loved ones who have been lost through military conflict.

Further information

Opening Hours:

Open daily, 1000-1700. Last admission 1600.


Adults £5.50 Children £4.50 Senior Citizens £4.50

Travel directions:

Eden Camp is accessible by car, or by train, bus or taxi. The nearest train station is Malton, which is on the York to Scarborough line. At the train station you can catch the bus to Pickering, or get a taxi, it is approximately 2.5 miles to the Camp. The Camp can be reached by bus from Leeds, York, Scarborough, Whitby, Pickering and Filey. For bus details contact the Yorshire Coastliner Bus Company on Malton (01653) 692556.

Upcoming events:

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Facilities and services


  • Baby changing facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Children's play area
  • Education facilities available
  • Facilities for private functions and events
  • Library
  • Mail order service available
  • Parking for coaches
  • Parking for disabled available
  • Picnic area
  • Reception and lunch facilities for educational groups
  • Refreshments
  • Shop
  • Toilets for disabled
  • Wheelchair access to all public areas
  • Wheelchairs available for loan

Facilities information:

DISABLED FACILITIES: Eden Camp is fully accessible for the disabled visitor, there is not a single step on the site, and in the past we have won numerous awards for Tourism for All. We have wheelchairs that are available for loan free of charge, however we would recommend that you phone / email and pre book them for the day of your visit. We have disabled toilet facilities, Braille sheets and audio cassettes for loan; we have a model of the Camp that you may touch to imagine the overall size and layout of the site. The unique concept of Eden Camp means that we utilise every sense during a visit. There is something here for everyone! We have quiet areas if you require special medication during the day, i.e. power for a ventilator. If you have a specific query please do not hesitate to contact us. ASSAULT COURSE - A two part Assault Course for the younger visitors. One for the Tiny Tot Commandos and through the escape tunnel for the potential SAS members. PETS - As in dogs not alligators, are allowed on site as long as they are on a lead. The only area we ask them not to be taken into is the Cafeteria.


  • Audio guides specifically for blind and partially sighted people
  • Braille information and/or interpretation
  • Brochure or leaflet available with directions to museum
  • CD-ROM guide available
  • Foreign language leaflet or brochure available
  • General audio-guide available
  • Information point provided
  • Large print information and/or interpretation
  • Member of staff available with responsibility for education
  • Pre-booking service for groups
  • Printed/audio-visual information available for schools

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