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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 little museum, does a good job informing you of the plague and its effects in this country and particularly this village. Lots of displays and storyboards charting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Fascinating little museum, does a good job informing you of the plague and its effects in this country and particularly this village. Lots of displays and storyboards charting the arrival of the plague and the personal tragedies of the villagers until finally the plague disappeared and the people had to come to terms with it A couple of suggestions 1.... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

A really interesting and well planned museum. Our youngest grandson had just learned about the Great Plague of London and was fascinated by this exhibition. We all got a lot out of this visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The museum is realistically priced at £2.50 for an adult and we were quite thorough and done in an hour. Some elements are very compelling - as the story of Eyam during the plague outbreak is.

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Fethiye
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting museum telling the story of how the people quaranteed themselves to stop the spread of the plague. Staff helpful and friendly. The added bonus of a quiz for my 10 year old that prevented us having to hear 'I'm bored' . So well done.

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Sible Hedingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lots of detail and personal stories of how the village quarantined itself to save spreading the plague in 1667 with many resulting fatalities. The displays have some tableaux, stuffed rats and talking heads to make the kids jump, but a lot of reading is required to follow the story and its context. It's a very small building, and so much... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Tells the very sad story of Eyam's plague. 200 plus died out of a population of 800 but the village isolated itself from the surrounding towns and villages. Good bit of history well told. Walk arround the village is interting in itself.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The museum is small, but tells the story of the plague very well, with interesting graphics and very touching quotes from the time. About a third of the population died, and one panel shows the devastating impact on each family - and some of their houses are signposted in the village. But the museum isn't just about the plague -... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Eyam museum is on the outskirts of the village and offers an interesting insight into the time when it was beset by the plague. It uses large boards to explain what happened during this time. There is also a second exhibition about World War One and other historical facts about the village so worth a visit. Go here first and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The museum had 2 exhibitions-the Plague story was well set out, informative and interesting. A second exhibition of World War One was equally interesting and so poignant, detailing the lives (and deaths) of men and boys of Eyam Make this your first stop as you can gain much knowledge to enhance your visit to the village..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Although the museum itself is average (but worth the £2.50 entrance fee) the surrounding village with all the informative plaques is very interesting and well worth a visit. Friendly inhabitants and lovely surroundings.

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