Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Eyam Plague Village Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History 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. Pre-booking advised via website. Dogs (except for assistance dogs) strictly not allowed.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Diddy H
Widnes, UK250 contributions
Short stop off
Sep 2021 • Couples
We where on a coach trip which visited several places and we stopped off at this village the history is very interesting about how a village fought to stay alive during a plague outbreak there are plaques outside of several houses where the families lived telling you who died there also there is a small chance of church too there is pub the miners Arms which is said to be haunted
Written 27 September 2021
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Brenda R
South West England, UK93 contributions
A n interesting place to visit
Sep 2021 • Friends
What an interesting place and we could learn lessons from this village in these present times such self less people
The small museum was interesting and the exhibition was easy to read and informative
A gift shop well stocked
The church and church yard and the plague cottages are very well maintained and the whole story is very moving
Written 27 September 2021
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dreamer2012
London, UK91 contributions
Great little museum, run by locals.
Aug 2021
Very informative and essential to understanding what happened in Eyam. Note two car parks opposite, the free one is full by 10.30 in August.
Written 21 September 2021
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AmandaS
Liverpool, United Kingdom23 contributions
very informative and well manged
Sep 2021
very informative and well manged, information written mainly on disl=play boards but some artifacts also.
Written 19 September 2021
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jeff Coombes
Wrexham, UK2 contributions
A day of mixed emotions
Sep 2021
The museum is a wonderful introduction to a visit to this village. The story of the plague victims is tragic and was made more poignant for me when we passed the village school when the children were in the playground. This is a place well worth visiting to show the best of humanity in the face of the gravest of difficulty. On a more prosaic note, there is good parking, some of it free, and a number of places to eat. Altogether our visit was a memorable experience.
Written 18 September 2021
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Oilcanman
Tealby, UK213 contributions
Fine Museum.
Aug 2021 • Couples
Excellent museum, detailed, without being overpowering. Explained Eyam and the plague very well indeed. We didn’t realise you had to book in advance, but, after a short chat, we were allowed in. The shop has some ‘interesting’ gifts and stuff to buy, not sure they make very good presents but maybe interesting memorabilia to keep yourself after a visit.
Written 2 September 2021
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sales378
The Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield, UK13 contributions
Very informative and very current in 2020 - 2021 Covid
Aug 2021
Great little museum certainly makes you consider the seriousness of the current pandemic an insight into the 15th Century and beyond. Top Tip there is free parking only a stroll away.

Lovely village walks.
Staff pleasant and knowledgeable
Written 31 August 2021
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jane53England
Worcester, UK1,001 contributions
History repeats itself
Aug 2021 • Couples
Driving through Eyam we parked right opposite the museum but not having pre booked called in to see if there were any available time slots. The lady was very helpful and squeezed us in for a later tour which meant we could walk back through the village and see the cottages where the families lived and died from the plague, very sad.
Our tour ( not guided) just a certain amount of people at one time to maintain Covid restrictions was very interesting, lots of information to read and very well presented, right up to the present day and our own Covid pandemic.
At £3.50 entrance fee for adults we thought was excellent value.
Written 31 August 2021
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Audrey S
4 contributions
Interesting and informative
Aug 2021 • Family
Very interesting museum explaining in detail how the plague affected the village of Eyam. Eyam is a lovely village to explore too.
Written 31 August 2021
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Sheila M
Langwathby, null, United Kingdom2 contributions
Fascinating social history.
Aug 2021
Very interesting and good value for money. Enjoyed by both teenager and parents. Easy on-line booking system. Pre-booking required due to covid.
Written 26 August 2021
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Thank you for your review. I am pleased you all enjoyed the visit.
Written 30 August 2021
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Eyam Plague Village Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00


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