Back to the 1940s – Eden Camp Modern History Museum Back to the 1940s – Eden Camp Modern History Museum

October, 2024

Back to the 1940s

sat12oct(oct 12)9:00 amsun13(oct 13)5:00 pmBack to the 1940sBRAND NEW EVENT – Step back in time and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the 1940s at Eden Camp

Event Details

A brand new event celebrating everything from the 1940s set in the grounds of an original POW camp!

12 & 13 October 2024

Pickering War Weekend may not be happening but fear not!

Brylcream your hair, don your best hat, and dress to impress as you step back in time and immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the 1940s at Eden Camp! Get ready for a weekend filled with nostalgic fun, lively music, and the charm of a bygone era. Buzzing with activity. At Eden Camp you’ll discover something different around every corner as you explore the 22 original prisoner of war huts. Our displays capture the humour, sacrifice and spirit of a nation at war . Discover the personal tributes and unique stories of some of the individuals throughout the war.

It’s the perfect setting for you to get into the 1940s spirit, with everything from the outbreak of World War II and the Dig For Victory and Make Do and Mend campaigns, to the arrival of POWs to the camp from Malton Station!

What’s Happening

Marvel at the beautifully restored vehicles from the 1940s, a treat for vintage car enthusiasts and history buffs alike. These iconic machines will transport you back to a time when style and functionality ruled the roads.

Dancing & Live Music: Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to swing! Our event features live music performances that capture the essence of the 1940s.

Immersive Experience: Become part of the story! This event is a unique opportunity to enjoy the glamour and celebrate 1940s fashion and culture. Engage with reenactors, participate in themed activities, and truly live the era.

1940s Night Out: Put on your glad rags and get ready for a swinging night out with the best of wartime and post-wartime entertainment.

Join Us

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.

Get your tickets now and prepare to step into a world where the past comes alive!

Book your tickets NOW!

Discounted tickets when you book online! 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.


We can’t wait to see you there, dressed to the nines and ready to have a roaring good time!


We are looking for dedicated traders, passionate re-enactors, and proud owners of classic and military vehicles to make this event truly unforgettable. Whether you want to showcase your collection, immerse yourself in the era, or simply be a part of something special, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Sign up now and help us transport visitors back in time to this iconic era.

If you are a re-enactment group or military vehicle please email nick@edencamp.co.uk
If you are looking to book a FREE* trade stand email luke@edencamp.co.uk 
*All trading space will be allocated by the Event Organiser on a “first come, first served” basis. The Event Organiser reserves the right to refuse any applications for space or change location, without explanation. Spaces allocated at the Event Organiser’s discretion. The Event Organiser reserves the right not to accept a booking.

All visitors to the museum are invited to join in with the fun and get dressed up in either civilian or military period clothing. All weapons (including but not limited to deactivated rifles, blank firing weapons, knives, bayonets) are NOT permitted on site. Costume must be respectful and SS/Gestapo uniform (or similar) is strictly prohibited. We respectfully request in light of current events for visitors/reenactors to avoid Russian attire/equipment of any kind. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


12th October 2024 9:00 am – 13th October 2024 5:00 pm(GMT+01:00)