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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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Yeovil
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Had heard that National Trust had acquired a new dwelling, Eyam Hall in the Village of Eyam. Absolutely delightful. Small and cosy with excellent room guides. By the time we had finished our visit we couldn't walk through the village as the weather was atrocious with roads flooded so had to leave.

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Upper Hutt, New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We were visiting family in the UK and one family member actually lives in the village of Eyam. We spent a lovely afternoon wandering around the village looking at the historic houses reading the information boards outside. We had a cup of coffee and a tasty pie from the little cafe, and then we visited the museum and spent quite... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

A small village full of history. We visited on a very warm autumn day, and walked around the village which is full of information at every turn.

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

Thanks for your review. More

stranraer
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

it was most interesting the staff very knowledgeable not only of the museum but also what was on around

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

Thank you. Our volunteers live locally and so have an excellent knowledge of walks, sights, places of interest and the locations of sustenance. A useful and ever ready source of information should our visitors need direction. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

What a wonderfully informative museum. Brilliantly priced, with info boards on each aspect of the plague - from how the disease was carried, to unusual 'cures'. They even covered specific families and reasons for settling in Eyam! It was eye opening to see just how brave the people of Eyam were, to quarantine themselves. Recommended if you like the gruesome... More

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

The sadness is tempered by the remarkably selfless action of the villagers. I think it's that aspect that fascinates so many people . Thank you for your comments. More

Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Great little museum providing a mass of information about this village through the ages with particular emphasis on the year's of the Black Death from 1665 and it's decimation of the inhabitants. Well worth a visit; indeed the village itself is populated with information boards concerning the families and their sorry tales. Worth walking out to The Riley Graves as... More

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

Kind of you to write this review. More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We went to this village which had a history of the villagers catching the plague from London. We went to Eyam Hall, a National Trust property. Tickets were £8 entrance for a tour of the house. Guides were available to help with the history of the place. There was a courtyard with a coffee shop, crafts, information centre. We also... More

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This museum is the TARDIS! It is only small looking at it from outside but there is so much inside - not only the expected information on the plague but other subjects as well - including a really touching and personal World War I exhibition. We spent a long time there and totally enjoyed it. If we had any reservation... More

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

You are not the first to mention how much information we have packed into a small building. The WW1 exhibition has just won recognition in the Derbyshire Heritage Awards for 2014. More

Midlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Interesting village with a remarkable history. The Hall is now owned by the National Trust and the afternoon tea is gargantuan and delicious. The staff in the Hall are friendly and knowledgeable, the whole experience is a step back in time and well worth the effort of getting there

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CHESTER
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Great little museum which we found interesting and educational. On entry we were met by two lovely ladies who took the £2.50 with a smile and issued us the tickets. Cheap museum for this day and age and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The Eyam story is tragic and you wonder how you would've reacted given the same situation?

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

Thanks for your kind words! More

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