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Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
Phone Number: 44 (0) 1433 631 371

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jan B
Laceby, United Kingdom
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Laceby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Jan B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Georgina M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The tragic and grisly story of the plague in this tiny village of Derbyshire is well told in this museum. Though far far removed from London where the plague was rampant in the 17th century, this far away village did not escape its dreaded clutches. Most of the families of the village were prey to the plague and each tragic... More 

Thank firuzakhan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is well laid out and tells the story of not just the plague but the history of the village. The First World War exhibit brings the sacrifices made by so many to life through its use of family records, letters and photographs. At £2.50 admission for adults, this little museum staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers offers great... More 

Thank Michelle R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An excellent little museum and cheap entry. We were passing through, spotted it, and decided to stop to look. Really pleased we did. Plenty of free parking outside. Very informative and great displays. A really big plague exhibition and a powerful World War Two display at the back. The only thing I could probably fault is that the order was... More 

Thank Jensadventure
Rutland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a day out and was not disappointed. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the information interesting. A couple of school parties were there and the children were working hard to find information and make notes. Loved the rat weather vein on the roof too. Worth a visit and not expensive either.

Thank susan B
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you like medevil history you'll love this place. Full of interesting facts on how they dealt with the deadly plague and its efffect on the village. There's also plague houses /cottages still standing in the village and lived in today!

Thank DianeandJames
Bedlington, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is very little left as regards artefacts from the plague period, the interpretation and layout is very good and tell the story in very factual terms but also by framing it with regard to specific families. The WW1 exhibition also ha the family feel and does a good job to explore the effect of this conflict on one small... More 

Thank Roger N
Castle Cary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the best small museums I've visited, helped by the fact that it has such an interesting story to tell. Beautifully laid out over two floors and presented in a really interesting fashion. Lots to look at and read, and what an amazing story it is. Manned by volunteers who were friendly and knowledgeable.

Thank AnnababySomerset
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A well set out and an interesting museum on the Plague Village. Enjoyed the Great War Exhibition too. Very reasonably priced with friendly staff.

Thank Redberry10

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