Eden Camp opening with a bang this Easter with Living History Weekend and Interactive Workshops!


From 25 March to 5 April 2024, families are invited to experience a journey back in time exploring the 22 original POW huts, with immersive displays, to discover the sights, sounds, and even the smells of what life was like on both the Home Front and Front Line during the Second World War. Each hut covers aspects such as The Blitz, Rationing, the Home Guard, and more.

During the Easter weekend, 29 to 31 March, the museum will transform back to the 1940s, complete with re-enactors, authentic displays and talks for its Living History Weekend. Witness the life of soldiers in the British and US Armies and hear stories of about Britain's wartime challenges. This extraordinary journey into the past promises a day filled with family fun and historical exploration.

Children can also take part in educational hands-on workshops covering topics such as Evacuation, WW1 Cooking, Rationing, and POW Arts & Crafts:

Evacuation Workshop – Wednesday 27 March, 1pm to 2pm, FREE

Learn about the importance of evacuation, what would you take in your suitcase? Find out by packing a suitcase, creating your name label and much, much more!
WW1 Cooking – Thursday 28 March & Thursday 4 April, 1pm to 2pm, FREE

Join in the cooking fun and make your own tack biscuits! Soldiers from WW1 relied on tack biscuits during trench warfare as they lasted a long time without going off!

Rationing – Wednesday 3 April, 1pm to 2pm, FREE

Learn about the effects of Rationing in Britain during the war! How did we survive on smaller portions and were we healthier as a result? Learn about the types of food available in wartime Britain.

POW Arts & Crafts - Friday 29 March & Friday 5 April, 1pm to 2pm, FREE

Explore the everyday life of a POW at Eden Camp and how the prisoners of war (POWs) utilised materials around them to create presents for local families.

Willow Weaving Workshops – Tuesday 26 & Tuesday 2 April, various times, £6.50 per child Discover the ancient art of willow crafting with Janice Burley from Down 2 Earth! In these hands-on workshops, children can create their own willow fish to take home. Each 20-30 minute session costs £6.50 per child, with a maximum of 5 children per workshop. Secure your spot by pre-booking at edencamp.co.uk.

Tickets for this popular attraction are £17 for adults, £15 online, and children 5 to 16 are £14, or £13 online offering families and visitors to North Yorkshire an affordable and unforgettable day out.
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to blend fun and education, visit www.edencamp.co.uk

March 25, 2024 – April 5, 2024

Eden Camp Modern History Museum, Malton YO17 6RT, UK

April 18, 2024 – November 3, 2024

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, 12 Park Street, Pickering, North Yorkshire YO18 7AJ
Whitsun at the NYMR

May 27, 2024 – June 2, 2024

12 Park Street, Pickering YO18 7A

August 14, 2024 – August 18, 2024

Thorp Perrow, Bedale DL8 2PR