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Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
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A moving story

The whole village is very atmospheric and significant buildings and houses have green information plaques. The church is beautiful. The best place to start is the museum to get in... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Runcorn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The whole village is very atmospheric and significant buildings and houses have green information plaques. The church is beautiful. The best place to start is the museum to get in depth info, buy a village map and then make your way through the village stopping for tea in one of two lovely tea rooms. A must see

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At £2.50 per adult and £2 concession price, I was pleasantly surprised by this little museum. Remember to take cash though, they have no card reader. The section about the plague was just as interesting as anticipated, with well documented information and even 3 surviving headstones/grave markers on display. The sections dedicated to WW1 heroes from Eyam and local industry... More 

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Thank Marie G
Wales, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very interesting place to visit if you are interested in the history of the black death plague and what an impact it had on the village,you can see the cottages where the plague was rife.A visit to the graves where six children and husband of the same family died was very inspiring and emotional

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Thank susan652014
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on Easter Monday. This is only a small museum but all the information on the story of why Eyam is so renowned is there. At only £2.50 you can't really grumble! N.B. It's cash only.

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Thank BertieK_11
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Surprising impact of the black Death in the middle ages but pretty well documented. All of the victims save one were buried in gardens or nearby fields!

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Thank Outofthelaw
Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

In 1665, plague came to Eyam in a bale of cloth from London. Instead of running away, the people of Eyam decided to quarantine the village, to prevent the spread of disease throughout the region. They succeeded, but at enormous cost to themselves. Only 80 of the 350 villagers survived. The museum is a crammed, confusing jumble which doesn't do... More 

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Thank Kate S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is not just the story of the 17th century plague that devastated the village but also the story of villagers who fought in the First World War. It is all really well done and very informative. Some of the material, letters and photos, are really sad and touching. There are activity sheets for children and two small children there... More 

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Thank SusanCater_17
Halifax
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308 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is a short walk from the free public car park in the village. Entrance is £2.50 per adult. Laid out over two levels most of the information relates to the plague which came to Eyam in 1665. There is also a very interesting section about WWI. Most of the information is displayed on boards which require quite a... More 

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Thank milligan1959
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been to the village (pronounced E M) hundreds of times. By the way the disease was spread, modern thinking (and mine) think that the disease was anthrax, not bubonic plague

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Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will find not only stories of plague in Eyam and England, but also stories of people from Eyam who participated in WW I and stories of the town itself. Good one.

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