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Eyam Plague Village Museum

Hawkhill Road | Eyam, S32 5QP, England
44 (0) 1433 631 371
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Ranked #5 of 19 attractions in Hope Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
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ESSEX
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This village is so pretty yet so much unhappiness & death happened here many years ago. To be able to see the actual cottages, with the names of those who died there & in some cases whole families wiped out by the plague was very humbling. Unfortunately we didn't have enough time to visit the museum, but from what I... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Well presented, insightful and informative, well worth a visit. We were just filling time ahead a visit to Eyam Hall, but Eyam Museum was memorable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Enjoyed reading up about the plague, seeing all the old wall memrobilia!The staff were friendly. The admission price was reasonable. Best to go in the museum first, then you get a jist of where the families lived around the village and also their history.

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kingston upon hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went last year, and this village had a huge impact on me. Wandering around reading the plaques of those who died on homes, i defy you not be be moved. the museum is informative, and the staff lovely. Just a beautiful village with a devastating history.

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

Thanks for your review. It is a haunting and beautiful village but living here you find it's also one with a very strong sense of community. A remarkable place in many ways! More

Spalding, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

a visit here is a must before exploring the village as you learn so much about the families affected by the plague and then understand more as you explore. very interesting to read about the people who lived during those times and it is all laid out in a clear way to take in the facts. Also an exhibition about... More

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

I'm glad you found the museum enhanced your visit to our village. Thanks for taking the time to comment. More

Dumfries Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

A little museum at the edge of the plague village, which asks lots of questions and catalogues the terrible impact that the plague had on this very quaint little village. It is well worth the admission fee.

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

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This really interesting museum which focusses mainly on the plague has an additional exhibition which is relevant to the current WW1 centenary celebrations/commemorations which is well worth a visit. That being a very interesting look at the men and women from the area pre and post World War One, including those who served overseas. And very good value for money... More

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

Your review is much appreciated. I'm glad you found the WW! stories from the village of interest. More

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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

We started our little tour of eyam with this museum and I'm glad we did because it gave us all the information and back story to the village. The ladies who welcomed us were so helpful and the museum itself is great with the second sacrifice bit about the war is really good. Without visiting the museum first we wouldn't... More

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

Many thanks for the review. More

Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Inexpensive and well worth the visit. It tells the story of the plague, and currently features a section on the Great War and how the families of Eyam were affected.

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26 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Just a 5 minute walk around the corner from Eyam Hall, the museum is opposite a largish car park. Modest entry fee but stairs to see the whole display. The story is told through the written word, some artifacts but nothing really linked directly to the period concerned. Lots to read but not really suitable for children. A separate section... More

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

Thanks for the review. I wanted to point out that we have lots of children visiting, over 150 school groups visited last season. We consider it is most important to tell the plague story to children. We know they would have difficulty reading all the information that the display boards contain so we have a 15 minute video, made especially... More

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