Eden Camp Modern History Theme Museum is a valuable educational resource which brings history to life for pupils from KS2 onwards and meets the requirements of the National Curriculum in all subjects.
Our immersive displays bring history to life, allowing pupils and adults alike to experience the sights, sounds and smells of life on the Home Front and the Front Line which encompasses a whole host of subjects and themes, from art, religious education and citizenship, to geography, design and science.
Housed in our unique setting, in the buildings and grounds of an original WWII Prisoner of War Camp, the museum offers a broad insight into all aspects of the social and military history of WWII, as well as WWI and post WWII conflicts.
A cross curricular, self led trip to the museum offers the flexibility to tailor your visit to suit your topic and time scale.
Here’s what a teacher from Meanwood Primary School said after their visit – “I’d just like to pass on to you and your staff my thanks for a wonderful trip this week. They were so welcoming when I visited at the weekend and the actual trip ran smoothly. The resources available are fantastic!” – Shona.
Our wheelchair friendly site is mostly flat with ramps in place where needed. Wheelchairs (self-propelled) are available to borrow from Reception.
Braille sheets available on request.
Our exhibitions offer a multi sensory experience and in some circumstances, a ‘hands on’ display can be organised for individuals and small groups. Please note, some of our exhibitions utilise flashing/strobe lights and smoke effects. Please contact us if you require more information.
Toilet facilities (including dedicated disabled) and access to our First Aid Room (with bench) can be made available on request.
Ample onsite free coach parking.
Mess huts are allocated on booking for 30 min slots for groups to eat packed lunches. Alternatively, we have a set menu available in our Café and plenty of outdoor seating.
15 min (approx) puppet show is included in a visit for pupils to enjoy a sing-a-long with the stars of the 1940s. Time slot booked on arrival at the museum.
Our shop has gifts and souvenirs to suit all budgets. If you don’t wish to visit the gift shop, goody bags can be made in advance and to a budget.
Junior Assault Course
Our wooden, outdoor play area for under 12s to explore. With towers, escape tunnels, slides and other obstacles, it’s great for burning off energy before the coach journey home. Assault course may be closed during periods of wet or damp weather.
More detailed information on the benefits of a visit to the museum for a range of ages and abilities and how it relates to all aspects of the curriculum is available in our teaching resource pack.
The Eden Camp Teaching Resource Pack has been designed to lighten the load on visiting group leaders, making a visit as easy and rewarding as possible. The pack includes a wealth of background information, pre and post visit teaching ideas and a hut by hut question sheet to be completed on the day of your visit. Now available in digital format (pdf) – please call for details.
Please call for current admission prices.
Our minimum adult to child ratio is 1:10.
A class of 40 children would require a minimum of 4 supervising adults (1:10).
Booking a Visit
Please call Eden Camp to book your vist. We do not require a deposit, but we do request that you confirm your visit to us by email.
Payment can be made by school cheque, cash or debit/credit card.
Please note, we do not invoice.
We highly recommend that group leaders make a preliminary visit to the museum to plan and carry out their own risk assessment. A complimentary family ticket is available for group leaders who have confirmed a visit to us in writing.
Allowing 4 hours for a visit.
On arrival (from 10am onwards) group leaders should call in at Reception to pay, collect maps and gather information for the day.
- Explore – Split up into small, supervised groups and explore the museum.
- Puppet show – Enjoy a sing-a-long with the stars of the 1940s (approx. 15 min)
- Lunch – Eat your packed lunches in one of our mess huts. (30 min.)
- Explore – Continue exploring the museum.
- Gift shop – Buy a memento of your visit.
- Junior Assault Course – Burn off any extra energy before the journey home.
- Return to coaches and home.
Eden Camp Risk Assessment
To view or print the Eden Camp Risk Assessment click the ‘download’ button.