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Eden Camp, Malton

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A restored prisoner-of-war camp from World War II, Eden Camp stands as a reminder of one of England's most trying periods. Thirty-three huts are spread across a small area, with one building holding three human torpedoes and a "Sleeping Beauty" motorized submersible canoe. Other buildings recreate the conditions for a prisoner at the camp and house exhibits related to social and military history from 1914 to the present. Regular bus services running from nearby cities make daily stops near the museum, or you can take the train to Malton station. The museum does not accept credit and debit cards, so come prepared to pay with cash. Work out when and for how long to visit Eden Camp and other Malton attractions using our handy Malton vacation builder.
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  • August 21, 2017
    If you like your history and like the war years this is the place to go it was very interesting and informative and would be a great place to take school kids if you were covering this topic. Well wor...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Loads of parking. Very reasonable price d. You need all day. A lot of work has gone into this venue. VERY Interesting AND TAKE YOUR TIME. great tea and restaurant but plenty of pick nick tables. Lovel...  more »
  • August 20, 2017
    Fab afternoon although wish we had longer as didn't get to see everything totally worth going in morning so able to spend more time. Children were fascinated by all the sets that were set up. Made the...  more »
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  • There are no words that could do this place justice. We spent almost 6 hours here and it was the best 6 hours I've ever spent anywhere. The sights, sound and smells transport you back to the world wars and truly make you feel like you're there alongside the soldiers and civilians of the time. You will not be sorry you visited! Worth every penny!
  • Good value for money, could spend 3 or 4 hours wandering around. Food pricey as you would expect, best to bring a picnic. Mostly static exhibits with info so great if you are a history geek but not the most child-friendly. Could do with updating like Beamish with more hands-on experiences and live exhibits. Some of the huts are quite smelly which can be quite uncomfortable. More indoor picnic eating areas would help, they have one hut for this but if there's a school party visiting they will be in there so you'll need to picnic outside which is not pleasant if the weather is poor.
  • Need to curtail number of school parties. Music Hall experience very good. No need to allow dogs in there. Dogs have no place in a museum- they were blocking the way in the huts. A disappointing visit.
  • Great place lot to see staff very friendly and helpful also very knowledgeable about the displays and all happy to chat. Team visit to a great location and I'm sure we will all return. Cafe very clean and tidy family food for all great price and great food and a lovely gift shop. Well worth a visit which can take all day.
  • Without a doubt the best museum we have ever been to. Best to go for when they open as you and the kids only have seven hours and there is so much to see and you don't get ripped off. Brilliant place.

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