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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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Really interesting history of the village and the plague

The museum is small but packed with information, there is loads to read about the plague and the effect it had on the lives of individual families. It is this personal history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Buxton, United Kingdom
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Buxton, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is small but packed with information, there is loads to read about the plague and the effect it had on the lives of individual families. It is this personal history that really brings it alive and allows you to connect with the past. For children there is a trail of things to find around the museum to keep... More 

Thank 1984flower
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with young children. We were not sure if it was appropriate, but in the end it turned out enjoyable for them as well, thanks to the excellent children leaflets. The staff were all very friendly, they are all volunteers so thanks a lot for giving up their days to show us round. While it is a short visit, it... More 

Thank Davide C
Worcester, England
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115 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You are unlikely to find yourself in Eyam by accident. If you want to learn more about the tragic and heroic history of this community the museum is excellent. Very interesting displays full of information. The museum is run by volunteers and they should be commended for what they have achieved.

Thank LadysmithJack
Burton on Trent
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the museum is small it is packed with well presented information on the history and background of Eyam and the plague. There was also an equally interesting special section on Eyam in the first world war when we visited. I would recommend spending a little time going round the museum before setting off round the village itself to help... More 

Thank juststartin
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67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum contains lots of interesting information about Eyam, not only during the plague but in subsequent years. However, improvement could be made in two ways. First we found it difficult to work out the correct order for reading the panels. Secondly it was too small and we were constantly moving from the panel we were reading to let people... More 

Thank jonah9
Newcastle, Australia
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This small museum was a nice find. The information on the role Eyam played during the 1965/66 Plague was certainly very interesting, with plenty of information boards available to be read. Eyam is also a lovely village to stroll around. Make sure that you find the car park right across the road from the museum if you dont wish to... More 

Thank Neil G
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

I enjoyed the museum - it offered a wealth of information on the history of the plague, how it’s transmitted and the statistics and personal stories of plague in Eyam. Only one qualm - I was disappointed by the over reliance on information boards. As much as I appreciate reading about history while ‘on location’ in that place, I came... More 

Thank themoonindaylight
Stratford upon Avon, England
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73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Six of us rented a cottage in the centre of Eyam for a weekend of walking, pubbing and Rugby World Cup watching. Eyam is an historic village: between 1665 and 1666 the village was hit by plague and selflessly decided to quarantine themselves to prevent the spread of the disease. There are many landmarks around the village marking the events... More 

Thank Kippur
New Mills, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Little museum but great place to visit. Very informative. And we'll set out. Very polite and friendly staff. Wish we had more time so we could of took a bit longer in there. As there are lots of thing to read and look at

Thank nbrown5
Chesham, England, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This museum tells you all you need to know about what happened in 1665. It's fairly traditional, but none the worse for that. A hidden gem!

Thank David M

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