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Eyam Plague Village Museum

Hawkhill Road | Eyam, S32 5QP, England
44 (0) 1433 631 371
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Ranked #4 of 19 Attractions in Hope Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites, Specialty Museums
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Visiting on recommendation from a friend and wasn't disappointed, a really interesting little museum and pretty village to wander through afterwards

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

I'm very pleased you followed your friends recommendation and were not disappointed. Thank you for your review. More

An American living in Northwest England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The Eyam Museum is a small museum, but documents the incredible story of the people of Eyam village during the Black Plague. When an infected parcel from London arrived, and plague broke out in the village, its people decided to quarantine themselves to protect the surrounding towns. The displays are straightforward and informative. There is also a lot about the... More

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Thank you for taking the time to write a review of our museum. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Lovely little village and a short drive out from Sheffield. Small but interesting museum full of information and very well presented.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review the museum - I am very pleased you enjoyed your visit. More

Flitwick
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Great little museum. Has all the facts and answers to your questions. Definitely worth the visit. Visit museum first then take a wander around the village. Very quaint. Lovely place for a morning visit

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

Thank you for your review - I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum and to Eyam. More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The village is nice and the tea shop pleasant. The museum is a little lacking though. We were advised at the door that there were no interactive displays as my 11-year old son looked bored even before entering. We quickly realised that the museum was dominated by large display boards and my son proudly proclaimed 'it was like being in... More

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

Thanks for submitting your review. I'm disappointed you didn't enjoy your visit. It is one of the museum's most important objectives to tell the story to children - we know there is a lot of information and most is written on display boards, so we give free age related quizzes to help keep their interest and attention. I hope your... More

Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited here while on a weekend in the Peak District national Park after reading about it in a travel article. The village is very historic having suffered an outbreak of the plague, hence the title. The small museum (£2.50 per adult, reductions for children and seniors) is packed to the gills with information on the Plague and how it... More

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

Thanks for your review. There is a lot to absorb when you visit and we are aware of the shorter attention span of some of our younger visitors so we offer a series of quizzes, free of charge, for children of different ages to keep their interest, so enhancing their visit and that of their parents. It seems to work... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Had a wonderful day at Eyam, visiting the hall, the plague cottages and the church, and gained much of our information from the museum. I would suggest going there early as it is small and was packed by the time we arrived around lunch time on a Saturday in August. It is a bit of a crush wending one's way... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to send a review. We have packed a lot of information into our small building and it does get busy especially in the summer but I'm very pleased that in spite of that you were impressed by what you saw. More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We visited this little museum on a wet Sunday afternoon with 4 children aged 8-14. There is a large car park opposite, although you wii need to pay and display everyday and it is quite expensive. The man at reception was lovely and friendly and the little museum was packed with very useful information, not only about the terrible plague... More

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

So glad you and the family enjoyed your visit. You're right about the expensive car park but 50 metres further up the hill is our village car park which is free! More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It is a few years since I last visited Eyam, before 1992 I am thinking, so with the weather in my favour off I went. On arrival at Eyam Hall I was surprised to find that it is under the control of National Trust, brilliant I am a member of the NT but cannot remember seeing Eyam Hall in the... More

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

I'm glad your trip to Eyam was enjoyable and full of surprises. Thanks. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We came to eyam a few months ago but got to the museum too late to go in. Finally got round to going today and it was beautiful, the weather and the village! A lovely little place with such a deep dark history. The information in the museum was fab, very informative without being boring! WW exhibition was absolutely brilliant,... More

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

I am glad you were pleased with what you saw in the museum and that our new WW1 exhibition for the village interested you so much. I'm also very glad you gave us such an enthusiastic review. Thank you. More

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