Eyam Museum
Eyam Museum
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesHistory Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
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. Only assistance dogs allowed. Last admission at 15.15. We may close throughout the day during term times to accommodate school groups. Please see our website for more details www.eyam-museum.org.uk
Duration: 1-2 hours
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sarall0yd
Macclesfield, UK678 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit here, but the displays didn’t tell the story very clearly, or in any coherent order. It was really essential to watch the introductory video, but the museum was so crowded with only space for two people to watch the video that it was easy to miss. The boards in the church telling the story of the plague were much better.
Written 10 October 2023
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James C
Durham, UK18 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Poor customer service.

Travelled 340 miles to visit, got there at 3.25 pm museum shuts at 4pm but will not let you in after 3.15pm even if you offer to be out by 4pm. we were gleefully told we are shut.

Also do not allow dogs in which is a unnecessary down side.

The museum must be awash with money as our £20 was not wanted (there were 5 adults want to pay to get in).
Written 10 October 2023
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Joanne W
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Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a must place to visit if you want to learn about the history of how the plague affected Eyam in the 1660s and more general information about Eyam geology and industry from past to present. We spent a couple of hours here and there was plenty of information boards to read, QR codes to take you to further information and short videos to watch. We noticed activities were available for children to participate in - dressing up, having a go at writing using a quill as examples. Staff here are friendly and very knowledgeable. There is a small gift shop here also. This is a place we would happily visit again and thought it was great value for money.
Written 1 October 2023
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RachelE9876
Hillingdon4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Family
Great little museum. We had lots of fun going round this museum. As soon as we entered kids were given age appropriate quizzes and optional dressing up. Good effort to engage children with some interactive activities ( mine loved the quill writing and hunting for fleas).
Good to start and then followed by a self guided walk around the village for other landmarks.
Well worth a couple of hours for learning about the plague and its impacts on a small community. Staff were brilliant.
Written 26 September 2023
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Margery P
Fareham, UK33 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Having read about the Plague during history lessons at school and in several books the last one based on true story of Eyam village in Peak District.

As staying with family on visit from south they told us the village was only 1 and half drive away.So much information about how village coped in hard times being isolated and how it affected peoples mental health.

Visit the museum first which has excellent displays of how the plague started and how they survived by isolating themselves from 1665-66 thus preventing the plague spreading. Run by enthusiastic volunteers and can take time to read all the information before walking around the village. Highly recommend.
Written 30 August 2023
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Tina J
Loughborough, UK97 contributions
Aug 2023 • Friends
Well worth a visit. It’s not the largest museum, but full of interesting facts regarding Eyam and the plague. A very good short film reenacting how the village decided to keep the plague in the village and not pass it on.
Written 29 August 2023
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Gareth D
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia40 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
I can’t comment on the contents of the museum but I can say that they probably did us a favour by not letting us in at 3:20 pm. Certainly respect the closing time but surely it is up to us to decide how fast we can read? Fortunately the display about the plague in the church is excellent and there are plenty of information plaques around the town. our money was accepted at the local tea shop instead.
Written 10 August 2023
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Emma19Sunset
Poole, UK18 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Visited on a wet afternoon and it was quite busy. As past reviews have said, you need to go to the second car park which is donations only. I think a family ticket was £11 and my son was given a quiz to do. Only a small museum but nice to do before a walk around the village. There is also lots of information in the church and lots of cottages have plaques on them with details of the families that lived there during the plague. A very interesting place to visit
Written 5 August 2023
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Laura J
Sheffield, UK185 contributions
Apr 2023
I came to Eyam and the museum due to its notorious plague history. The village itself is an amazing time stamp, with a lot of the original houses and plague cottages still standing and within close proximity to the museum itself. There is free parking just up from the museum and there are toilets bang outside as well. The museum staff are very friendly and give you great information about in and around Eyam. As you walk inside the first room, it has an overview of what the plague is and where did it come from and then how it's been described/presented in different countries throughout time. Through the next room there are information boards describing what events occurred in Eyam around the plague era in chronological order. Overall, there is a lot of written information and is quite small, but the gift shop is quite nice and sells a variety of different item - some related to the plague and some not (scented candles, tea towels, etc.
Written 24 July 2023
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Steve25_12
Esher, UK252 contributions
Jun 2023
We enjoyed our visit to the museum and the subsequent walk around the village. When you arrive ensure that you go into the 2nd free car park and not the pay and display one that you see first.
We were slightly disappointed that there wasn't more information about the plague history and why Eyam was special compared to the rest of the country. We didn't think that the mining history added anything to our experience.
The Eyam church is well worth a visit whilst there.
We would recommend a visit if in the area and have a spare hour or so but not for a special trip
Written 28 June 2023
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