Hut 9, Island Farm, Former German Prisoner of War Camp, Bridgend
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The Hut 9 Preservation Group is happy to announce that our open weekend will take place on:
SATURDAY 21st & SUNDAY 22nd MAY 2022.
Entry to our event is only permitted with a valid ticket per person.
Unfortunately, all tickets are non refundable after 23:59hrs 13th May 2022 (7 days before the event).
This event is NOT suitable for children under 5 years of age or people with mobility issues.
The Preservation Group is currently in the process of purchasing the Visitor Centre so, until this is completed, we are hosting the first part of our May event in Brynteg Comprehensive School, where you will be able to park / leave your vehicle for the duration.
On arrival at the school (1 on the map) you will be asked to give your booking name / reference to the receptionist who will issue each ticket holder with a pass card which you will use later at the Hut compound.
Each session will commence promptly on the hour with a 40 minute presentation in the school from Brett Exton, who is the historian of the camp and hosts the website: www.islandfarm.wales
After the talk has ended in the school, you will need to leave your vehicle at the school and walk to the Hut 9 compound (2 on the map). This is a 10-15 minute walk but there are no time constraints. The final approach to the Hut compound may be slightly muddy, depending on the weather, so please wear appropriate footwear.
The Hut Compound:
When you reach the compound you will need to present your pass card to our sentry guard and will be escorted inside the hut. Please note that the paint on the walls inside the hut is flaking in many places so please wear appropriate clothing.
Whilst inside, you will have the opportunity to meet many living historians. We have worked hard over recent years to kit out each room as it might have looked during the Second World War.
Outside the Hut we have constructed a sentry box and a WWII guard tower and there will also be a number of military vehicles for you to see.
Our cafe (NAAFI) will sell refreshments and snacks.
A gift shop will sell Island Farm souvenirs.
Whilst the taking of photographs is permitted, if you intend sharing them with a wider audience due acknowledgement should be given to the Hut 9 Preservation Group who have worked so hard to provide you with the material for your photographs.
No dogs are permitted on either site, unless they are guide dogs or belong to the living historians.
Toilets at both the school and the Hut will be available.