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"Eden Camp" North Yorkshire Things to Do Tip by SallyM

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Eden Camp is a former POW camp that has been turned into a 'themed' museum. Scenes are reconstructed using movement, lighting, sound, smells and smoke.

Each hut explores a different aspect of the wartime experience, such as the home front, 'women at war', civil defence, the blitz and life on a submarine, with appropriate sound effects, smells etc.

One hut also has copies of the front page of a newspaper from every day of World War II, which I found fascinating. Although the museum is mainly about World War II, there is also a hut dealing with the First World War and other dealing with later conflicts.

It's good fun and educational for children, and there is a lot there to interest adults as well.

Address: Eden Camp, junction A64 and A169 nr Malton
Directions: Near Malton, North Yorkshire.
Phone: +44 (0) 1653 697777

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 1, 2006
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