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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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What an excellent museum and great value for money. I was amazed so much could go into such a small building. Very informative indeed. I should have started here first before... read more

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Manchester
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32 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

What an excellent museum and great value for money. I was amazed so much could go into such a small building. Very informative indeed. I should have started here first before exploring the village as I'd wondered why the Riley Graves were so called when the family buried there were called Hancock! All answered in this lovely little museum

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Burntwood, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting well displayed and gives a good insight to the plague and the effects. Would return

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Thank June N
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The fascinating story of Eyam is told through the exhibits. There was a good video showing a re-enactment of the plague story, but there's also information about the First World War and mining in the area. The entry charge is so small - £2.50 - and was excellent value. £5 would have been cheap. Staff were knowledgeable and friendly.

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Thank Ruth G
Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole village is very atmospheric and significant buildings and houses have green information plaques. The church is beautiful. The best place to start is the museum to get in depth info, buy a village map and then make your way through the village stopping for tea in one of two lovely tea rooms. A must see

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

At £2.50 per adult and £2 concession price, I was pleasantly surprised by this little museum. Remember to take cash though, they have no card reader. The section about the plague was just as interesting as anticipated, with well documented information and even 3 surviving headstones/grave markers on display. The sections dedicated to WW1 heroes from Eyam and local industry... More 

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Thank Marie G
Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting place to visit if you are interested in the history of the black death plague and what an impact it had on the village,you can see the cottages where the plague was rife.A visit to the graves where six children and husband of the same family died was very inspiring and emotional

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Thank susan652014
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here on Easter Monday. This is only a small museum but all the information on the story of why Eyam is so renowned is there. At only £2.50 you can't really grumble! N.B. It's cash only.

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Thank BertieK_11
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprising impact of the black Death in the middle ages but pretty well documented. All of the victims save one were buried in gardens or nearby fields!

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Thank Outofthelaw
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1665, plague came to Eyam in a bale of cloth from London. Instead of running away, the people of Eyam decided to quarantine the village, to prevent the spread of disease throughout the region. They succeeded, but at enormous cost to themselves. Only 80 of the 350 villagers survived. The museum is a crammed, confusing jumble which doesn't do... More 

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Thank Kate S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not just the story of the 17th century plague that devastated the village but also the story of villagers who fought in the First World War. It is all really well done and very informative. Some of the material, letters and photos, are really sad and touching. There are activity sheets for children and two small children there... More 

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