Eden Camp Modern History Museum has won “Best Educational Day Out 2023” for the third year running.

The attraction, near Old Malton , was presented by the SME Northern Enterprise Awards which celebrates the industriousness and the dedication of the businesses and enterprises hailing from the north of England.

In the Northern Enterprise Awards 2023, potential reasons for nomination included innovation displayed through an ingenious product or service offering, glowing testimonials reflecting exceptional customer care, or a particularly novel business model.

The awards were judged entirely on merit by Northern Enterprise’s experienced in-house research team, taking into consideration information available online and in the public domain, the team will carefully analyse and evaluate those who they believe are succeeding in their endeavours; innovating, growing, and improving.

2023 has seen a boost in the tourism and heritage sector, however with a wet summer and with the cost of living affecting footfall, it has still been a challenge. Eden Camp is especially excited and proud to celebrate this amazing achievement which arrives following yet another interactive display launching, and further preservation improvements take place over the winter period.

Eden Camp Modern History Museum’s Managing Director, Paula Peace said the award highlights how dedicated the museum is to be welcoming the next generation of visitors.

“We are immensely proud of the efforts put in by the Museum’s team of staff and volunteers who put every effort into making an unforgettable experience for our visitors from start to finish.

"Our team are working hard behind the scenes to create and develop all the onsite and digital resources associated with education, making a visit to Eden Camp just as fun as it is educational.

“It means so much to us all to be recognised for the consistently high-quality service that our museum is famous for. A massive thank you to all involved who have helped us gain recognition in our sector.

"Since being established back in 1987, our museum has grown from strength and strength. 2024 promises to be a bigger and better year than ever before with several projects on the go over the winter, including the vital restoration of the original prisoner of war (POW) huts, part funded by the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund and the support from North Yorkshire Council.

"The museum hopes to entice visitors back again through special events marking 80th anniversaries of key milestones from World War Two, including a special reenactment of the Great Escape in the February half term week."

Eden Camp Modern History Museum is a privately owned, educational museum established on an original POW camp. It offers a widely varied and unique collection of military paraphernalia, vehicles, and social history both donated and on loan from members of the public. The museum recently launched Eden Camp Heritage Restorations which aims to provide a voluntary led program in restoring historical vehicles and items that have found a home at the museum.