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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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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
16 helpful votes 16 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
98 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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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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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 

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