- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Young Children (4-8) and Older Children (9-12)
Venue type: Outdoor
A visit to this unique and multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum, Eden Camp, is both entertaining and educational, and will appeal to all ages.
Not simply another glass showcase museum, they utilise realistic tableaux, incorporating moving figures, authentic sounds, smells and lighting effects to transport you back in time to the Second World War period.
Learn all about rationing and the Save it Schemes, explore the inside of a U-Boat, and experience what it was like to be under attack as you find your way through the Black Out and brave the Blitz. There is an extensive collection of vehicles, planes and other military hardware on display.
Take a stroll through the Street at War, and take cover in an air raid shelter. For some light relief, visit the Eden Camp Music Hall and Puppet Show, or let off steam in the Eden Camp Junior Assault course (weather permitting), which is a 2-part assault course style play area, for our younger visitors, one section for Tiny Tot Commandos, the other part for potential SAS members!
On a number of special days during the year, Eden camp becomes the temporary home of a number or re-enactment teams, when visitors can come face to face with German POW's, British soldiers, an American MP, or even the great British Bobby!
Whilst many of the exhibits can be found inside, they advise that you consider your visit to be an outdoor activity if you come during the winter months, as most of the exhibition huts are not heated, so it's a good idea to wrap up warm.
- Picnics Allowed
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
Getting There and Contact Information
Modern History Theme Museum, Eden Camp, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 6RT, England
Click here to visit Eden Camp's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
2nd January through 23rd December
Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
The museum will be closed for a short period during Christmas and New year.
Child (5 to 16): £6
Seniors (over 60)/Disabled/Concessions: £6
Children under 5: Free
No family ticket available.
Pre-booked group tickets available for 10 or more people.
Last admission at 16:00.
NAAFI Cafe: Self Service style counter with a range of hot food and meals, snacks and beverages. Officers Mess Tea Rooms: Range of savoury snacks, cakes and hot and cold beverages. Garrison Cinema Bar (fully licensed bar). Ice Cream Kiosk We also allow visitors to bring their own food onto site and provide both indoor and outdoor picnic areas.
Full toilet facilities provided on site, including 1 male and 1 unisex disabled toilet cubicles. Baby changing room, and first aid, rest room.
Full range of souvenirs at very reasonable prices. They stock everything from reproduction ID Cards and Ration Books, to 'real' bullet key rings and dog tags. Model kits, propaganda posters and 'Eden Camp' merchandise are also popular lines.
Baby food facilities
Food and milk can be warmed by the catering department upon request. There is a specific baby changing and feeding room.