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How long does it take to get around Eden Camp?
around 3-4 hours
We normally recommend around 3-4 hours, however visits can take longer with large groups.
What was Eden Camp used for?
Early 1949: The last German prisoner of war left the camp. 1950 to 1955: Eden Camp was used as an agricultural holiday camp where guests paid for board and lodgings to work on local farms. School children stayed at Eden Camp during school holidays to learn more about the countryside and agriculture.
Why is Eden Camp called Eden Camp?
The camp’s location on Eden House Road earned it the name ‘Eden Camp’ and its first residents, 250 Italian prisoners were escorted from Oldham and marched through Malton to their new home. Once settled, they began work on constructing a larger and more permanent camp.
What’s at Eden Camp?
Housed within the buildings and grounds of a former Prisoner of War camp, a visit to this unique museum will take you back to wartime Britain. Experience the sights, sounds and even smells of life on both the Home Front and the Front Line.
Can you take dog to Eden Camp?
Dogs. We are a dog friendly attraction. Well behaved dogs on a lead are permitted across the museum, including the display huts and a designated area in our café.
Who built Eden Camp?
Italian prisoners of war
In fact, construction of Eden Camp was begun by 250 Italian prisoners of war in 1942.
Who owns Eden Camp?
The camp was opened in 1987 by businessman Stan Johnson, whose children Howard and Paula now run it. Mr Hill, who has worked at Eden Camp for 26 years, said they were not prepared to go down “without a fight”.
Can you take dogs to Eden Camp?
We are a dog friendly attraction. Well behaved dogs on a lead are permitted across the museum, including the display huts and a designated area in our café.
What’s it like to visit Eden Camp?
With its location, you could visit Eden Camp first thing (doors open at 1000hrs) before heading in to Malton (the food capital of Yorkshire) for lunch in one of the many pubs or cafes. At its peak, the Camp housed around 1200 prisoners at any one time.
How do I make a group booking for edencamp?
To qualify for the group rate it is essential you pre-book. Please ring or email to make a group booking. Groups of 10 or more. *One adult free for every 5 paying students. To qualify for the educational group rate, it is essential you pre-book. Please complete and send this booking form to [email protected] to pre-book your group.
What is the bunker café at Eden Camp?
Eden Camp is the home of Winstan’s Bunker Café: the perfect place to refuel with locally sourced and freshly prepared food. We’re proud to be #HereForCulture after an award from the Culture Recovery Fund!
Is Eden Camp suitable for a 4 generation family?
“An excellent day out for all ages. We are a 4 generation family aged from 89 to 5 and we all got something from the visit.” FORGET RATIONING… Eden Camp is the home of Winstan’s Bunker Café: the perfect place to refuel with locally sourced and freshly prepared food.