Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum, Malton

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A restored prisoner-of-war camp from World War II, Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum 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. Plan your Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum visit and explore what else you can see and do in Malton using our Malton travel route planner .
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  • Outdoor/indoor museum about the war. It was a P.O.W. camp during the war. Plenty to see and read. Most imformative. Second time that we have visited. Very cold at times, as the doors are open a lot in...  more »
  • I like war museums and loved it. My wife doesn't like war museums but tells me she enjoyed it. We took a toddler and she was happy running about. There is a children's play area and a cafe. Overall a ...  more »
  • Eden camp is a step back in time to the 1940's it offers a great day out for all ages. it has good facilities, toilets, cafe, gift shop and so many interesting visual displays  more »
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  • Had a great time today, me and my father enjoyed the day looking at all the museum pieces. We probably spent 4-5 hours there, we did a walk through of half of the huts and went to have our packed lunch and tea, then we went back to do the other half of the walk through. We had a 1hr 30min drive but I would advise anyone that is going to get there at an early time otherwise you won't leave yourself much time to walk around and see everything. The staff were very helpful and kind, I would recommend going for a great day out, i've been once before about 10 years ago and I still enjoyed it today as I did then.
  • Eden Camp is quite a unique place to visit. Based in a former WW2 prisoner of war camp each but features a different aspect of wartime life in Britain, during the various conflicts of the 20th century. Great use of audio-visual effects adds to the experience. Would be nice to see more of the outdoor exhibits housed and fully restored.
  • Brilliant set up, really well organised. Theme by theme huts, blitz, evacuation, uniforms, various wars, every aspect I could think of. Lot of walking and reading to do. You won't be able to read everything so a few photos hots to take away and finish at home might be a good idea.
  • Very interesting, although a couple of the huts were closed. Due to the weather the children couldn't go in the play area as it was too slippery. The cafĂ© was reasonably priced. Make sure you wear something warm as it's all outdoors.
  • One of the best museums around. Every visit you will find something new. Love the stew and dumplings. Ian Day

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