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Eyam Plague Village Museum

Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
+44 1433 631371
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An amazing story

The story is very well told and it is very moving understanding the sacrifices made by the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan M
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Wetherby, United Kingdom
Fab wee Museum

Spent a lovely day in Eyam and learned alot about how the village stopped the plague. The museum... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
pammy869
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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Find out about Bubonic Plague in the Peak District village where it killed over a third of the population in 1665- 1666. Learn about the black rats, the fleas that carried the disease, and see the stories of the families it affected. Understand how the village recovered afterwards.
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Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The story is very well told and it is very moving understanding the sacrifices made by the villagers. Staff in the museum really helpful and friendly. We had a walk round the village afterwards and already knowing the story it made the visit more real.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a lovely day in Eyam and learned alot about how the village stopped the plague. The museum here was excellent and well worth a visit. Was only £2.50 to get in. Staff were very helpful and museum also had local interest displays and stories...More

Thank pammy869
Reviewed 3 days ago

Really enjoyed our visit to the museum. Lots of information and details to take in. Worth making sure that you watch the short film, which is shown every half hour.

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It is only a small museum but is well planned and full of facts about the plague and this year they have a display about the war. Well worth visiting before you start your walk around the village. Eyam is a lovely village.

Thank ELLAID
Reviewed 4 days ago

So much information,in such detail that we had to have a short break and then continue.. It was beautifully presented...Very interesting but a good idea to get there early as it can get crowded.There is a free car park opposite behind the paying one..

Thank Chesswidow
Reviewed 4 days ago

This museum, opposite the pay & display car park, gives an understanding of the story of the spread of bubonic plague which killed 260 villagers in 1665 - more than double the mortality rate suffered by the citizens of London in the Great Plague. The...More

Thank Doug T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little museum. Lots of information to read and interesting displays. The video is well worth watching especially for children as it explains Eyams part in the Plague really well.

Thank Lorna T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to go in order to find out about the history of Eyam before going to look around the village. Would recommend going here first and then maybe on to Eyam Hall & craft centre afterwards where you can also join a guided tour...More

Thank JayC7271
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum may only be small but it is jam packed with information and we spent a good hour there. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. Particularly enjoyed the short film which gave a good introduction to the village and what we could see. We...More

1  Thank GemZ77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit attraction whilst visiting Eyam, very informative re the village and its history, not just the plague but mining and textiles plus both world wars.

Thank SJS240
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Sharon M
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Lynette S | Property representative |
Sorry it has taken me so long to reply. We allow dogs into the museum if they can be carried. Otherwise they can be tied up outside with a bowl of water.
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JeanfromUK
March 17, 2016|
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Response from Chris C | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but have no idea on this. As it`s staffed by volunteers, I would think that there is a good chance that it will be open, but please check with the venue before travelling.
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Denise S
February 21, 2015|
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Response from Kenat20 | Property representative |
Many people have posted information - I will add some that may not be there. Eyam Hall, managed by the National Trust, arranges organised tours of the village - contact them and they can give you details. The museum has free... More
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