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Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1433 631 371
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Fascinating and a great credit to the village!

You can (and I do!) argue long and hard about what makes a great museum so hats off to Eyam that such a small place manages to build, staff and manage such a great little museum... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

I learned an awful lot about Eyam, and felt quite sad that I hadnt known all of this before. Thoroughly enjoyable

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

You can (and I do!) argue long and hard about what makes a great museum so hats off to Eyam that such a small place manages to build, staff and manage such a great little museum. It's not got the bells and whistles of much bigger, centrally funded museums and the chances of any museum having mid 17th century artefacts... More 

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This museum is somewhat limited by its situation - obviously a museum in a small town in rural England isn't going to blow the world out the water, so by that standard it's probably a four star attraction. Moderately enjoyable, moreso if you enjoy the history of a small town or the black plague, and fairly informative. In an absolute... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Spent some time in the village and called in at the museum. The welcome was excellent and we were furnished with spotter sheets for the kids. As has been written before, there is a lot in a little space. Nice to see other aspects of Eyam alongside the plague. Certainly worth an hour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This small museum is located on the West side of Hawkhill Road to the North of the village, opposite two car parks. It describes in detail how the Plague came from London and how the villagers selflessly contained it within Eyam (rather than letting it spread across the region) at great personal sacrifice. The museum also considers the local geology... More 

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Sleaford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

staying in a cottage in Eyam my partner and we had to visit the museum. It was £2.50 entry fee which was reasonable. There was a lot of local information, most of it could be found on the internet but still worth a visit if you are in the area.

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Kenat20, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this review

Hi terryf57, Thank you for your review. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Lots to look at and read about how Eyam became infected with the plague and how brave the villagers were. Curators were on hand to answer extra questions. Very much worth a visit

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Kenat20, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this review

This year was our first February, school half term, opening. It was a success even though the weather was mixed. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your review. More 

Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

It was interesting and informative with lots of facts and figures, the piece de resistance is the young mans face superimposed onto helmet face of a young WWII conscript....very atmospheric....and just a touch scary!!!!!!!!!!

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Kenat20, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm very pleased you enjoyed your visit. It took us a long while to make the talking soldier display, it's good to know you found him realistic. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is a little gem of a museum, sitting in the most beautiful village. Eyam is renowned for being a village that was struck down by the plague and this little museum provides a fascinating history of the village and its inhabitants during this time. A second exhibition, on the Great War was also very interesting.

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Very kind of you to send your review. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

A museum that tells you everything you need to know about the plague Combined with a tour around the village you will know everything there is to know

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We appreciate and thank you for your review. More 

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