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A visit to the unique Museum at EDEN CAMP will transport you back in time to wartime Britain. You will experience the sights, sounds, even the smells of those dangerous years.

 

Eden Camp was originally a prisoner of war camp, but has been turned into a well presented museum of modern history. Making use of 30 former POW huts, the extensive displays include a bomber 'ops' room, air raid shelters, and the Korean war. Special exhibitions are also held. Hurricane and Spitfire replicas support the many restored military vehicles and items of equipment on display.

The award winning Museum is an original Prisoner of War Camp built in 1942 and the fascinating displays hold, and reveal to you, the vital spirit which eventually triumphed in 1945. These superb and lifelike exhibits make a visit to EDEN CAMP a wonderful and educational day out for all the family. The museum is equipped with full disabled facilites.

Off the A64 York to Scarborough road, north of Malton at the A169 junction. Well signposted

 

The construction of Castle Howard took more than 100 years before it could be said to have been finally completed, and spanned the lifetime of three earls and numerous architects and craftsmen. As the house was built and decorated so the grounds were filled with lakes, temples, monuments and a grand mausoleum. A thriving estate grew up encompassing several villages and acres of farmland.

But the story of Castle Howard is really one of incessant change. The house and grounds have grown and altered through successive generations of the family, and it is this essential dynamic, continued through the unbroken occupation of the house, that has made Castle Howard so special today.

The single most significant event since the day it was built has been the calamitous fire of 1940, which destroyed the dome and nearly 20 rooms, as well as numerous treasures. For the next few years much of Castle Howard was open to the skies, its once splendid rooms gutted shells. George Howard, who inherited the house, after the deaths in action of his two brothers in World War Two, determined that the house should be lived in once more, and made the bold decision to recover Vanbrugh's architectural masterpiece.

It is largely due to his remarkable efforts that Castle Howard is today still home to the Howard family, and enjoys such popularity with the public welcoming nearly 200,000 visitors each year.

 

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