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Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
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Great little museum

Recently visited this museum in the lovely village of eyam. The museum tells the very sad story of the village and the plague outbreak. Worth a visit at the beginning of your day... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Dazandelise12
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Recently visited this museum in the lovely village of eyam. The museum tells the very sad story of the village and the plague outbreak. Worth a visit at the beginning of your day in eyam, so you know where to visit after. Only cost £7 for two adults and one child. Plenty to see and read about eyam. Gift shop... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quaint museum in the heart of Eyam village. It has an incredible (and very sad) history - having been devastated by the bubonic plague in 1665/1666. Well worth the visit (£7.50 for a family ticket).

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Thank Steve H
Bollington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here with my family, including four grandchildren. They loved it, as do I. I've been several times and never tire of visiting. It's so full of atmosphere, and tells the story of an amazing effort by the villagers to stop the spread of the plague, having suffered incredible losses themselves.

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1 Thank Babs P
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Been meaning to visit this area for a while and must say was well worth the visit. Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interesting sites including walks shops and eating places. Plenty to see for people of all ages. Lots of history regarding the plague in 1665. Eyam Hall was stunning and is run by the National Trust. The... More 

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Thank Julia T
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This small museum is worth a visit to put the tragic and brave story of this village in a clear and understanderble way. The exhibits are clearly displayed and explained . The story is heartbreaking. It is worth visiting the church and grave yard afterwards, the little graves of children bring it home how principled and brave this village was,and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of 4 children are 6yrs and 9 yrs Very interesting and explained things well only downside was the kids quiz as it took them ages to do and the prize was 1 sticker between them!

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Thank Helen S
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

found the museum to be very educational, probably wouldn't recommend visiting with children as I think that they would find it quite boring but well worth a visit for teenagers and older. a lot of interesting information about the whole village.

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Thank Bexxie11
UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

This is a non pretentious ,small, well laid museum chronicling the story of the Elam Plague and how the people organized a self imposed quarantine. As a result the village population was decimated. Others on trip advisor have written extensively so I will not repeat their comments. There is free parking (opposite and higher than the museum) and it is... More 

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Laceby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We have just visited this museum and it was fabulous! We can understand how they won a certificate for best museum with limited resources. The information which has been put together is extremely informative and interesting to the point of whetting your appetite to know even more about what happened to the villagers who suffered the dreaded plague. The introduction... More 

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Thank Jan B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Lovely little museum, well worth a visit if you're visiting Eyam. I'd suggest going here first to get more understanding of the village and its history and so you know what to look out for as you explore.

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