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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 18 attractions in Hope Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

Took the children (7 & 11). Museum is too small with lots of info boards. Unfortunately, it was hard to read these boards with lots of people milling around and limited space and hot especially upstairs. Children just trying to find answers and skipping boards/order. This could be extended/reworked to allow for young children to better digest the information. That... More

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

Thanks for your review. I am sorry that on your visit you were unable to fully appreciate the displays and information we offer due to visitor numbers. We are a small museum and do have busy days. Last week, the staggered start to the Easter school holidays added to those numbers as we had our usual school groups visiting as... More

middlesbrough
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167 reviews 167 reviews
70 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great visit and well worth the small entrance fee. Current exhibition being developed around the first world war I am sure will be up to the standard of the other exhibits.

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

I am very glad you found 'even more' to enjoy on your return visit to our museum. Our WW1 exhibition, funded by Heritage Lottery, should open fully in the next couple of weeks. I hope you have the opportunity to view and review it when it's complete. More

Leicestershire
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A beautiful, fascinating little village with a massive history. Do pop into the museum if you get the chance. We felt it was well worth the £2.50 entry charge to gain more insight into the village and its past.

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

I am so glad you found your trip to Eyam interesting and thank you for visiting our museum. You're right, by the way, it is a 'Great little village'! More

Manchester
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Old village with a unique claim to fame. Village unspoilt by refusing the temptation of over-commercialisation (and long may it continue to do so). Will try to visit again at the end of the Well-Dressing period (end of August), when a sheep-roast seems to be one of the highlights!

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Very interesting display of stories, but would have loved to see more relics. Had age approriate sheets for the kids to fill in and they spent longer than I did reading the boards. I wish I had left more time to walk round the village afterwards to see where everything happened but we were rushing off to see Blue John... More

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

Thanks for posting a comment after your visit. I'm so glad you and your children enjoyed it. You noted our lack of relics, we too would like more but the villagers, after the plague had run its course, burned all their belongings. This was certainly a good idea to prevent a recurrence of the infection but it means the majority... More

Telford, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Can't add too much from other reviews, but also found this museum interesting. Particularly useful too as one of the facts reported was asked in our pub quiz last night!!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

The experience the whole village offers is most interesting, the museum is excellent value for money and gives an insight into the terrible experience of the plague from many different aspects of life, together with the story of the recovery of the local community.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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27 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The museum looks small from the outside and only costs £2.50 to get in, but this does not reflect the amount of information given inside. The story is told via boreds, from the plagues incarnation to the deaths of the families and how the villagers clubbed together to stop the spread of the disease. We were in the museum a... More

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This little museum is full of interesting information boards relating to the history of The Plague in Eyam for which it is most famous, with reproductions of documents from the time, statistics, and additional information on how the plague is spread and medical interventions at the time, however there are few 'artefacts' most commonly associated with the term 'museum'. The... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

A nice small museum, found out everything I wanted to know about the plague and a whole lot more. Those poor people and how they came together to control the plague froim spreading.

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