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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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Lovely museum with lots to see

Easy to find opposite a main car park sensible price in. Greeted by a very friendly gent and he... read more

Reviewed yesterday
elizabeth m
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Very educational

Fascinating and well laid out museum, detailing the general history of the Plague and its effects... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
187047PeterR
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Gloucester, 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 yesterday

Easy to find opposite a main car park sensible price in. Greeted by a very friendly gent and he gave us a quick gist of the mural in the entrance (also clarified how to pronounce Eyam properly for us!). There aren't lots of artifacts per...More

Thank elizabeth m
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating and well laid out museum, detailing the general history of the Plague and its effects on the villagers/families in Eyam. Would highly recommend a visit. Free car parking opposite

Thank 187047PeterR
Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for tasking the time to write this review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How lovely this little museum is with lots of information about the town and history of what happened here all those years ago. It's lovely that all the locals are volunteers , the ladies in the museum over 22 years. People com from all over...More

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We depend on our volunteers totally - otherwise we could not open! Pleased you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 week ago

helpful staff and plenty of exhibits about the plague.I found it very interesting.The exhibition also had a memorial to the war victims

Thank verity8
Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Please you found our volunteers helpful - they are so key to us being a success. The World War One exhibition will remain on display until 2018. Thanks for taking the time to review our museum.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came to the NT house which is quiet small and we joined a village tour which lasted about 2 hours. The guide was born in the town so knew absolutely everything there was to know about it and it's history. Tour was fantastic. Highly recommend

Thank MR19702602
Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I hope you managed to visit us here at Eyam Museum as well as Eyam Hall.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by the very well presented story of the plague in Eyam. The volunteers we spoke said they had plans to improved the display and rearrange the the display boards, as the 1st World War breaks up the display of the...More

Thank Barry R
Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. We have acquired parts of the old Methodist Chapel over the last 23 years and therefore the Plague story exhibition is shown over our two floors. We decided to put in a temporary display (the WW1 exhibition) when we opened...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little site is the story of Eyam and the plague that hit it between 1664 and 1666 and the following years where industry came and went and world wars interrupt and take more lives. Sited in the old school. This is a fascinating place...More

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

Thank you for your review and I am pleased that you enjoyed your visit. We are actually in the old Methodist Chapel and having acquired parts of the building over the last 23 years explains why the Plague exhibition is split over two floors.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellently laid out and highly informative museum. Covers far more than the plague giving an overview of the village from the earliest times to the modern day. Excellent section on the First World War.

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

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The plague left 260 of the 350 residents of this town dead in 1665/66. The museum, along with plaques and the church in town tell the story of the plague. The museum and town take an hour or two to visit.

Thank Ron T
Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. The population of the village at the time of the plague outbreak was around 850. So around a third of the people died. A very sad yet inspiring true story.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't feel I learnt much more here than I'd gleaned by looking around the village and a bit of googling. Still it's cheap enough and staff are friendly.More

Thank Maggie T
Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review. The museum has been sited in the old Methodist Chapel for the last 23 years, acquiring various parts of the Chapel over those years. We have tried to make it as interesting and informative as we can, while making it...More

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Sharon M
1 June 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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