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Eyam Plague Village Museum

Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
44 (0) 1433 631 371
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Eyam
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Kenat20, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this review

Very kind of you to send your review. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
99 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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Kenat20, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this review

We appreciate and thank you for your review. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We went to research my friends family who originated from Eyam she found a lot of documentation about her family.The village was lovely but you need more than an afternoon to look round and visit places of interest

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

You're right Eyam is a beautiful village. I'm glad you were able to further your family history research whilst you were here. More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Wonderful hall to look round, owned by the National Trust, Very interesting village with footpath routes, although very steep. Well worth a visit

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N yorks
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132 reviews 132 reviews
58 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

£7.50 for a family ticket, a bargain. The children were interested, we were fascinated. A really good introduction to Eyam and it's plague history. Followed with a walk around the village, reading the boards and seeing the cottages mentioned in the museum. Lovely, helpful staff. Well recommended.

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

The museum is perfectly positioned, opposite the car parks, so that visitors to the village can learn its history before walking around to see where it all happened. I'm glad that worked for you. Thank you for your review and especially for mentioning our helpful stewards. More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Eyam is definitely a place that people should visit with a truly interesting history. What a shame it is that the elderly lady who sits in the ticket office of the museum is so rude and patronising to people. I can only assume she is still carrying the plague. It's difficult to mark how good the museum because she wouldn't... More 

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

I was sorry to hear that you were not allowed into the museum. We publicise the opening hours on our website, in our flyers and at the entrance and stick rigidly to those times. We do stipulate that last entrance is 30 minutes before we close, otherwise there would not be time for visitors, having paid, to see all of... More 

Yeovil
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80 reviews 80 reviews
37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Had heard that National Trust had acquired a new dwelling, Eyam Hall in the Village of Eyam. Absolutely delightful. Small and cosy with excellent room guides. By the time we had finished our visit we couldn't walk through the village as the weather was atrocious with roads flooded so had to leave.

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

One of the prices we pay for living in this beautiful area is the fickle weather, sometimes wonderful, sometimes wet, I'm sorry you got the latter but if you get the chance, come again and see what else there is to enjoy. More 

Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were visiting family in the UK and one family member actually lives in the village of Eyam. We spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the village looking at the historic houses reading the information boards outside. We had a cup of coffee and a tasty pie from the little cafe, and then we visited the museum and spent quite... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to pass on your views. I'm glad you enjoyed the museum, the village and the ice cream! More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
22 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

A small village full of history. We visited on a very warm autumn day, and walked around the village which is full of information at every turn.

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

Thanks for your review. More 

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