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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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A Moving Catalogue of Events

We have just visited the Plague Village of Eyam and the Museum was very well set out with moving... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
normanandmarilyn
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Caldicot, United Kingdom
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Very knowledgeable and informative

Went to visit this place and the museum was open, reasonable price to get in and the information... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alan M
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Leicester, 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 4 days 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is split between details of how the plague affected the village, and the effects of the First War and the General Strike on the village. Closes at 4.00 pm and doesnt accept cards - unfortunate because at 3.45 it isnt possible to get...More

Thank Judith H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the Black Plague in England, definitely stop. This museum tells the story of how this little village quarantined itself to prevent the spread of the plague. A very large percentage of its brave population died, but they save others....More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very informative, bigger than it looks. Lots of reading involved so not suitable for young children, video shown which was excellent

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Reviewed 21 April 2018

we visited this great little museum today.At £2.50 it was excellent value for money.staff were very friendly and informative all are volunteers .There was an exhibition about the plague and also one about how the village was affected by world war one which was excellent....More

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

After a week in the Peak District, we made Eyam Hall, Eyam Village & Eyam Plague Village Museum our itinerary for the last half day before heading home. None of us were disappointed, we all loved it! Having started off with a tour of Eyam...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Unfortunately we did not have time to explore the whole village, hopefully we will be back in the area in the Summer. The museum was very inexpensive to look round and it was full of interesting facts and real life stories of the victims of...More

1  Thank Janet B
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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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