Here’s a sneak peak into the museum – explore one of our famous scenes from each hut in detail or even climb inside a CRVT! Our Discover page gives you a small taste of what’s in store in one of the best family days out in North Yorkshire!
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Hut 1 – The rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party
Travel back in time to Bavaria and the birthplace of the Nazi Party. Peer into a typical Bavarian beer hall and listen to a broadcast of Hitler’s speeches.
Hut 2 – The Home Front
The Local Defence Volunteers, better known as the Home Guard have set up in their local church and Prime Minister Winston Churchill addresses the nation with one of his most famous speeches.
Hut 3 – The U-boat Menace
All aboard the German U-boat. Experience life under the waves in the dark, cramped and smelly belly of a German submarine under attack in the North Atlantic.
Hut 4 – Britain Prepares
Step back in time and see a motorcycle dispatch rider deliver her vital message to the local warden after negotiating the shattered streets.
Hut 5 – The Blitz
Experience the chaos and horror of a British town under attack from the air. Carefully make your way through the dark, smoke filled broken street where the stench of burning accompanies the sound of exploding bombs and buildings on fire.
Hut 6 – The Music Hall
Sing along in the daily puppet shows with the stars of the 1940s, including classics from George Formby and Vera Lynn. Original performances of ENSA shows played throughout the day.
Hut 7 – The Street at War
Take a stroll down memory lane and experience a typical 1940s street in the grips of war.
Hut 8 – Women at War
Meet the women of WW2 in their vital roles in the fight.
Hut 9 – RAF Bomb Disposal, Bomber Command & Escape Lines
The Royal Observer Corp carry out their work, spotting enemy aircraft while Bomber Command ground crew talk down a damaged Halifax bomber from their plotting room.
Hut 10 – The Prisoner of War
Enter Hut 10 and step back in time to when Eden Camp was inhabited by Italian and German prisoners of war, where the prisoners are relaxing in their barracks after a hard day at work in the fields.
Hut 11 – World War One
Welcome to the trench. Negotiate your way across the duck boards of the muddy trench and experience what life was like for millions of soldiers on the battlefields of Belgium and France.
Hut 12 – The Green Howards
Hut 12 is home to a display on the Green Howards. It was put together by members of the 2nd Battalion Branch (including Stan Johnson, the founder of Eden Camp) of the Green Howards Association who served in Suez and Cyprus from 1952 – 1956.
Hut 13 – Post World war Two Conflicts
From Palestine to the Falklands and the Suez to Kosovo, this hut covers conflicts which British Commonwealth personnel have been involved in since the end of World War 2 and looks at National Service.
Our two play areas are perfectly designed to let off some steam! The under 5s play area features two different slides, and a train to keep the little ones entertained whilst the Junior (under 12s) play area is currently under development for something new for 2023!
Hut 20 – Bevin Boys and the Auxiliary Fire Service
Time to head ‘down t’pit’ in the dark, cramped and dirty conditions with a couple of Bevin Boys. In the Fire Control Room, listen to the telephone exchange operator co-ordinate the rescue effort by directing fire and rescue units across a city under siege.
On your way around the museum you’ll find an ‘Operation Overview’ box on each of our new display boards. They highlight the key points on the display, so if you don’t feel like reading the whole thing you can still get a quick summary of what it’s about.