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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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Everyone has experienced the plague in school history lessons. Visit the museum where it all... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Angela H
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Friendly staff,not expensive and great 15 minuet video to watch. Although we enjoyed our visit we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
babyfaceManchester
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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 4 days ago

Everyone has experienced the plague in school history lessons. Visit the museum where it all happened and fill in those missing gap in your history

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Friendly staff,not expensive and great 15 minuet video to watch. Although we enjoyed our visit we did think there was rather too much reading. Anyone with small children may find they have to condense the information to hold their attention. Our teenage granddaughter is dyslexic...More

Thank babyfaceManchester
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We will be making changes to the museum over the next few years and making it more interactive is probably top of our list. We know there is a lot of reading, but we have been in situ for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible value for money. A very interesting museum regarding the local history of Eyam. The World War One exhibition made a very personal account of the villagers and those who lost their lives. With the friendly staff and value, it is well worth a visit.

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit. All our stewards are volunteers and enjoy welcoming visitors to the museum.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting village museum which appears to be run by volunteers. Lots of information describing how the plague was spread and the impact on the village and its selfless residents. An informative video as you come in gave a very good portrayal of Eyam when...More

Thank Clara_Dora
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are a charity and run on admission charges and donations. All our stewards are volunteers. I am pleased you enjoyed the exhibition and video. I have passed your comments about the shop to our shop manager.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

For someone who is interested in our wonderful history the visit was just amazing.........we all are aware of how the Great Plague decimated London but I certainly wasnt aware how it affected rural areas such as these........... Such strong and determined ancestors who dealt with...More

Thank venicefish
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and felt we tell the story well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited some years ago. It was good to return. Clear displays with lots to read and extra detail where you want it easily found.

Thank Rickysmiths
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you managed to see the village too.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty sure the whole of England had the plague, but eyam just owned it! The beautiful story of their self sacrifice did not get across. The basic level of information any 6 year old would already know. Wasn’t even worth our £2.50. On the positive...More

Thank purdy1000
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am sorry that you did not enjoy your visit to our museum - or the village. The majority of people visiting really love the museum, the village and the story we tell. I understand we cannot please everyone.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum primarily records the march of The Plague through the village in 1665. There are a few exhibits, but the majority is the museum follows the timeline of events throughout the isolation of the village. There's also a nice video showing every half hour...More

Thank Tony C
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit and thought it good value for money.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are no interactive exhibits to be found in this little museum and it doesn't lose anything for it. The history of Eyam is laid out with great care and is more than fascinating on its own. Its a great testament to a brave people...More

Thank merry292
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are looking at making the museum more interactive in the future - but it will all take time and money. I am so pleased you love the village - it is a special place.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great little museum. Plenty to see and learn about the devastating plague that killed so many in this small village. A world war one display is also situated on the ground floor. Unfortunately we did not have enough time to read and see all...More

Thank Richard2369
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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Sorry that you had to rush your visit. We open at 10:00 and close at 16:00, with last admission at 15:30. We depend on volunteers, so cannot stretch the opening hours any more. Our hours are on the board outside, on our website and leaflets....More

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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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