Tourist Time - Part 4 (Eden Camp)

August 26, 2016

My apologies....another delayed blog....we've had a rather crazy week since returning from London - it's been hard to keep up to date but I don't want to miss out any of the attractions we visited.


As we had had a jam packed day on the Tuesday (last week), we decided to take it easy on the Wednesday and pick just one attraction to visit.  We chose Eden Camp, about a 30 minute drive up the A64, just outside York.  Again, this is a sight we've never visited before, despite it being on our doorstep.


We were not disappointed.  Eden Camp is a museum set in the grounds of an actual prisoner of war camp from World War II.  The museum is set out in the huts in which the prisoners of war previously lived.  The museum is huge.  Some of the huts contain information, maps and newspaper articles relating to World War II, others are set up as street scenes, trenches, homes and even the inside of the submarine during the war time period - they even have the smells and sounds so you can try and imagine what it was like to live during that period.  It was quite an eye opener - some of the displays are particularly realistic!  One hut even contains a musical puppet show!


There are displays of planes, cars and even air raid shelters around the grounds of the museum but the biggest hit with my girls was the outside play area which is like an assault course.


There is a cafe or an outside eating area so you can take your picnic if you're lucky with the weather.  Would definitely recommend - we underestimated how big the place was so I would definitely allow plenty of time during our next trip to make sure we get through all of the huts and a pit stop in the cafe for cake!




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