Visit Eden Camp this weekend, June 8th and 9th from 10 AM to 5 PM, for a spectacular D-Day 80th Commemorative Event at Eden Camp. There’s an array of engaging activities planned, ensuring there’s something for everyone.

Event Highlights

  • Meet the Re-enactors – Experience history first-hand as you meet re-enactors dressed in authentic World War II uniforms. These passionate historians bring the past to life, sharing stories and insights about the lives of those who fought on D-Day.
  • Firing Demonstrations – Witness live firing demonstrations that showcase the powerful weaponry used during World War II. These demonstrations offer a thrilling and educational glimpse into the combat techniques of the era.
  • Crocodile Tank and D-Day Vehicles – See the impressive Crocodile Tank and other military vehicles that played crucial roles in the D-Day landings. These historical machines are a testament to the engineering and innovation of the time.

Step Back in Time

Visit Eden Camp as they commemorate the heroes of history on the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Step back in time and experience the courage, sacrifice, and triumph of the Allied forces as they stormed the beaches of Normandy.

The D-Day invasion holds immense significance in World War II, marking a turning point that led to the eventual surrender of Nazi Germany less than a year later in 1945.

Walk through our immersive exhibits, where history comes to life, and gain a deeper understanding of the pivotal moments that shaped our world. From the daring paratrooper drops to the fierce battles on the sands, every step you take will be a tribute to the bravery of those who fought for freedom.

Special Weekend Events

In addition to the regular attractions, they have extra events planned for this commemorative weekend:

  • Presentations on Weapons and Equipment: Learn about the tools and technology used by both sides during Operation Overlord.
  • US Airborne Troops: Discover the crucial role played by US Airborne forces during the invasion.
  • Piper Bill: Hear the story of Piper Bill, the lone piper who played ‘Highland Laddie’, ‘The Road to the Isles’, and ‘All the Blue Bonnets Are over the Border’ on Gold Beach on D-Day.

Unique Exhibits

  • Crocodile Tank: Witness the ‘Crocodile’ Mark IV Churchill tank, under restoration at Eden Camp. Designed by Major General Percy Hobart for the Normandy Landings, these tanks were vital in establishing and holding beachheads.
  • D-Day Map Plotting Machine: See one of the only surviving D-Day map plotting machines. This Wild Autograph Model A5 – No.54 was essential in creating the detailed maps and charts used by military strategists.
  • D-Day Code Cracker: Join Eden Camp’s Ultra intelligence team to take part in our code cracker trail around the museum. Crack the code and win a prize!

Don’t miss this opportunity to commemorate a defining moment in history and honour the heroes who changed the course of World War II. Book your tickets online now to secure your spot at