Eden Camp is based on the site of a former POW Camp. All of the major exhibits are housed in the former barrack rooms that prisoners of war lived in.
They recommend setting aside three to four hours for your visit. In reality, you need to make several visits if you want to read all of the information boards and look at all of the pictures. There really is that much to see.
There are reconstructions of the Blitz with special effects including sounds, smells, smoke amongst other things to bring the exhibits to life. These exhibits are truly breathtaking and I found them very emotional. I cannot even begin to image what it must of been like to have lived through the wars.
The air raid warning siren, and the sounds of the doodle bugs outside the exhibit huts are really scary and very effective.
What spoils this attraction are the number of school parties that are permitted in at any one time, and the complete disregard the teachers have of their pupils unruly behaviour. You are menat to enter the exhibits and exit them in numerical order and via the entrance and exit doors, but the school parties seem to be quite happy to ignore this, and I found this very annoying and spoilt my overall enjoyment of the attraction. Adult Teachers should no better. My suggestion would be for members of Eden Camp Staff dressed in period costume to 'patrol' the grounds and direct visitors accordingly. Staff in period costume would also add to the overall atmosphere of this very interesting place.
There is a cafe with very reasonably priced food and they play old war time 'sing-a-long' songs which really added to the overall experience of my visit.
There is a small sovenir shop as well.
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