Eden Camp Announces New Immersive Back to the 1940’s Weekend

Eden Camp, the modern history museum that brings history to life in a former prisoner of war camp in North Yorkshire, has announced an exciting new ‘Back to the 1940s’ event on 12th-13th October 2024.

​Get ready for a 1940’s weekend filled with nostalgic fun, lively music, and the charm of a bygone era. History lovers will discover something different around every corner whilst exploring the 22 original prisoner of war huts. The displays capture the humour, sacrifice and spirit of a nation at war. Visitors can discover the personal tributes and unique stories of some of the individuals throughout World War II.

​It’s the perfect setting to get into the 1940’s spirit, with everything from the outbreak of World War II and the iconic ‘Dig For Victory’ and ‘Make Do and Mend’ campaigns, to the arrival of prisoners of war to camp from Malton Station.

​During the weekend, marvel at beautifully restored vehicles from the 1940’s such as the Willy’s Jeep, M50 Sherman Tank, USA M16 Half Track and more, a treat for vintage car enthusiasts and history buffs alike. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with live music performances that capture the essence of the 1940’s.

This event is also a unique opportunity to enjoy the glamour and celebrate the era’s fashion and culture by engaging with reenactors and participating in themed activities, including a gun firing demonstration.

The fun will continue for a classic 1940’s night out, with the best of wartime and post-wartime entertainment – more details to be announced soon. Dress to impress and step back in time to the vibrant spirit of the 1940s at Eden Camp!

Whether you’re a history nut, a dance enthusiast, or simply looking for a unique weekend outing, Eden Camp promises an unforgettable experience for all ages. Tickets to visit Eden Camp 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. Weekend tickets are also available online only at £25 per adult and £20 per child.  

For more information and to book tickets, visit https://edencamp.co.uk/whats-on/back-to-the-1940s/

​About Eden Camp

  • Eden Camp near Malton is the only remaining prisoner of war camp in Britain, built in 1942, where the original huts have been preserved and turned into immersive and engaging displays welcoming more than 100,000 visitors in 2023. 
  • The huts have been re-equipped to tell the story of The People’s War, the social history of life in Britain from 1939 to 1945 – featuring a new Blitz experience in Hut 5
  • Eden Camp received £224,000 in funding from North Yorkshire Council from the £16.9 million UK Shared Prosperity Funding allocated to North Yorkshire, used to restore the original POW huts built in 1942. 
  • The collection at Eden Camp includes historic military vehicles, thousands of military items and has an archive collection with over 103,000 documents, artefacts and photographs. 
  • Eden camp welcomes over 25000 children each year for formal educational visits in a typical year.  

Winner of Best Educational Day out 2023 for the SME Northern Enterprise Awards for the third year in a row.

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