Eden Camp

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Looking for: Heritage, Museums / Galleries
Address: Eden Camp
Edenhouse Road, Malton, Yorkshire, England, YO17 6RT
Postcode: YO17 6RT
Kids Activity: Indoors and Outdoors
Telephone: 01653 697777
Website: Click Here

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.

Please allow 3 to 4 hours for a visit. It is the only Theme Museum to offer such an experience coupled to value for money, so don't miss it. We have excellent facilities and are fully accessible for the disabled and visually impaired. There is ample FREE PARKING for up to 400 cars and 30 coaches. Braille sheets and tapes are available. A great day out for all the family.

MILLENNIUM PROJECTS

Four new areas are to be opened over the next three years, complimenting the original Museum. A Garden of Remembrance, A War Newspaper Reading Room, The Conflicts from 1945 to present day and World War One.

THE MUSEUM WITHIN A MUSEUM

New for the 1990's. The Military and Political events of 1939-1945. Six new huts completing the existing civilian story.

EAT, DRINK AND FORGET RATIONING - Try the Prisoners' Canteen, Officers' Mess Tearooms or enjoy a drink in the Garrison Cinema Bar.

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.

OPENING TIMES - 10am to 5pm, last admission 4pm. However, we do recommend to try and arrive here no later than 2pm. We open from the 2nd Monday in January through to 23rd December - Seven days a week. Allow 3-4 hours for a visit. Parties welcome at special rates for 10 people or over. Please note that school visits are in progress during all weekdays, except school holidays. School parties in general start to leave the museum by 2pm. We only accept cash or cheques with a bank card for payment. We do not accept credit cards or debit cards.

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.

AWARDS - English Tourist Board England for Excellence Award 1998, Best Visitor Attraction in the Country. Yorkshire Tourist Board Visitor Attraction of the Year 1992 & 1998. Yorkshire Tourist Board Tourism for All 1995, 1996 & 1997. English Tourist Board, Tourism for all Silver, 1992. British Guild of Travel Writers, Silver Unicorn, 1994.

PETS - Dogs are allowed on site as long as they are on a lead and under control at all times. The only areas we ask them not to be taken into is the into the cafe, children's play area and the gift shop.