PoW Camp 83 Eden Camp

The site of former PoW Camp 83 Eden has been preserved. Now days it serves as a general WWII museum showing details about that war and the lives of PoWs.


Eden Camp, Malton, Yorkshire YO17 6RT


Site Visits

May 2019


DSLR Photos
UK Foreign Office Inspection Report

What can I say other than Eden Camp is the most intact of the PoW Camps from WWII and it survives today as a Military and PoW Museum.

A few buildings have been lost and the original fences have been replaced with modern fences. Also, as it is a museum there just happens to be a Spitfire and Hurricane (plastic) and T34 as well as a few other AFVs at the front of the camp. I somehow doubt that these would have been around when the site was a PoW Camp? Individual huts are set up with different WWII related exhibits and displays.

I had prior to my visit communicate in general terms with the museum but was not able to give actual date that I would be on site. I was there on a Sunday morning and went into the actual reception area and talked to the duty manager how was quite excited when I discussed my project. During my discussion I was able to find the actual location of the PoW Camp at York Racecourse, we also discussed the end goal of my work in the creation of an exhibition. I was told that within their existing set up that exhibition space is limited. In practice though a small temporary or a larger permanent exhibition may be possible, but it would require considerable planning. Although I did get permission to use my drone, I had to limit my photography to my DSLR camera owing to weather condition

Camera Images of the site of former PoW Camp 83 Eden Camp

Extracts from UK Foreign Office Inspection Report from UK National Archives Kew:

FO 939-163 PoW Camp 83 Eden Camp – Inspector’s Report