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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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Gem

Live locally to Eyam but hadn’t visited the village for some time. The museum is a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacqueline E
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Worth a visit.

Visited with family and at £2.00 for concessions is a no brainer visit. Very well laid out with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mel L
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Eyemouth, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
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+44 1433 631371
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Live locally to Eyam but hadn’t visited the village for some time. The museum is a wonderful addition to the village and provides fantastic background information to both the plague story and the village itself. It’s well laid out and they have managed to pack...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with family and at £2.00 for concessions is a no brainer visit. Very well laid out with good displays and historical narratives about the Eyam bubonic plague tragedy.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good exhibit about the plague, plus a lot of other interesting stuff about life in a small town, including the effect of WWI and the attempts to unionize the shoe factories.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was superb. Excellent displays and although the video was a little twee it is ideal for children. Superb value for money.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the museum expecting to be in there for 10 minutes. We ended up being there for at least one hour. It is very well set out and informative with a short film being shown as well. Very reasonably priced. A detailed account of...More

1  Thank Janet F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got chatting to a lovely old lady in the village we stayed in and she told us we should go and see it and she was right, the village is lovely and its hard to think the village went through such a sad event,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have just visited the Plague Village of Eyam and the Museum was very well set out with moving accounts of life during the Plague in 1666/ The whole experience was very thought provoking

1  Thank normanandmarilyn
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Went to visit this place and the museum was open, reasonable price to get in and the information inside is excellent, worth watching the tv info on Eyam which lasts about 15mins as this sets you up for the visit around the village which is...More

1  Thank Alan M
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you think our museum is worth visiting.

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

Such an interesting little museum for such little money. Lots of interesting information about the plague and how it affected the village, also information about the First War and the General Strike . There is a lot of reading so maybe not suitable for young...More

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. We have just started looking at how we can improve the visitor experience and making it more interactive is on our list. Yes the wigs are dodgy!!

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

I really neat museum with excellent local history not just about the plague but other local history. The film at the beginning is very interesting and really put into perspective the struggle the community had during the time of the plague.

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit.

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Sharon M
31 May 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
17 March 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
22 February 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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