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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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A family excursion (not teenagers!)

I visited the museum with my husband and three grown up sons. It was very interesting and informative and we all chatted for a long while afterwards about the facts we had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I visited the museum with my husband and three grown up sons. It was very interesting and informative and we all chatted for a long while afterwards about the facts we had learnt. The exhibits and presentations covered different aspects of the village's long history, not just the period of the plague. But the depth and breadth of the social... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

a very informative museum that gives an inside story to how it managed the outbreak of the plague and the sacrifice of villiagers and also the sacrifice during the first world war

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous place steeped in history. The story of how the plague came to Eyam and was contained thanks to the sefless actions of the vicar Mompesson is graphically depicted in the village church. There are information boards outside many of the houses in the village where whole families perished from the bubonic plague. A short walk up the hillside brings... More 

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Kokkola, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were very interested to visit the village that made history during the plague but did not expect to find such an excellent museum. Of course, we were especially interested in the social history of the village during the plague, but were very moved by the detailed information about the villagers' lives in World War 1 and the respect paid... More 

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Thank Maggie G
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Sets the scene and helps you interpret the he village. Well set out and interesting. Set I. A old Church. Formed from the collection from a local man.

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Thank Ben R
Matlock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We live only a few miles from Eyam but this was our first visit to the museum. Such a lot of information thoughtfully laid out. It tells the story of the plague that has made Eyam famous then continues with the later history of the village. The section on World War 1 was particularly moving. A real credit to the... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum at Eyam is an interesting little place, like the village itself. The museum is small but covers a lot of history for the area, including the period of the plague. Also covers the geology and general history of the village and surrounding area. A worthwhile place to visit if you are in the area.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family spent an interesting hour looking around this small museum. My teenage son thought that it was rather boring as it was mainly presented via information boards but was worth a visit to gain an insight into the village past.

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous little museum, it's like a tardis, so much to discover! Tells the poignant story of the villagers who gave their lives to prevent the plague spreading - makes the past come to life all for a couple of pounds, will take you longer than you think to explore. Beautiful village and church - complete with a Saxon cross .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We parked in Eyam and wandered through this pretty village, reading the information boards outside several of the houses, giving details of who had lived there in the plague years of 1665/1666. We then went into the Eyam museum. It is only small but packed with so much information. The amount of research that has gone into creating the museum... More 

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