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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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This lovely little village is so quintessentially English. The kind of place that takes you back in time but is wonderful to immerse oneself in. Do go when the well dressing is on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This lovely little village is so quintessentially English. The kind of place that takes you back in time but is wonderful to immerse oneself in. Do go when the well dressing is on as it is spectacularly breathtaking and always full of activities for all ages.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We were surprised by how extensive the museum was - it was also very informative, but just too much information and not enough interactivity.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This was a great small museum which really told the story of the plague in Eyam. There was plenty of information - too much for my children, but I enjoyed it. It was quite emotional to learn of the villagers great sacrifice and shocking to see how few of them were spared. I particularly enjoyed the proposed 'cures' of the... More 

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Thame, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Beautiful setting but the museum is an old fashioned, disjointed, ramshackle exhibition that is fairly dry. A good walk on the hills would probably be a better use of time.

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

Dear Chris C, You wouldn't expect me to agree with your comments and of course, I don't. Luckily for us neither do most of the visitors who review the museum on this site. It's just not possible to please all the people, all of the time, although we would like to. I'm sorry you were disappointed by our museum. More 

Cheshunt, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I had watched the videos on utube about the history of this village. I was intrigued to learn more and was eager to come here as part of my tour of the Peak District whilst passing by the area. There was ample free parking along the village. The coffee shops were closed at 4pm and the museum also. The church... More 

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

Dear Denise635914, Last entrance into the museum is 4pm. We do try to let everyone know by putting the opening times on our website and advertising literature. Sorry you were disappointed. More 

Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Interesting place to visit if you take in Eyam Hall. Amazing that the place was lived in till relatively recently complete with ancient rooms and tapestries.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We spent an hour or two here on a rainy day in the Peak District. It is a small village museum, and focuses on the impacts on, and the history of, that particular village, but that gives it a certain appeal. It was certainly interesting to consider how the plague arrived in Eyam from London; the impact upon individual households... More 

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

Hi seagullrob, Thanks for reviewing us. More 

Whitby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The highlight of the visit, explaining all the facts behind the tragic story of the plague outbreak, and other village history as well. Although the cottages were interesting to see, and well marked by plaques, the church was not open on the day we went, so the museum more than compensated.

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

Hi travelswithmum, thank you for your kind comments. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Visited on Sat 25th April,lovely little museum,very freindly staff. very small entrance fee. parking opposite. just a lovely place in a gorgeous village.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited 26th April. Didn't expect too much and expected it to be a typical village museum. But this is so much more, we were absolutely amazed at this brilliant museum. Doesn't just dwell on the plague, though this is very interesting giving real stories about real people, it covers the aftermath and how the village coped. Also interesting exhibition on... More 

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