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Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
Phone Number: +44 1433 631371

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We visited as a family of 4 children are 6yrs and 9 yrs Very interesting and explained things well only downside was the kids quiz as it took them ages to do and the prize was 1... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 October 2016
Helen S
Warrington, United Kingdom
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited as a family of 4 children are 6yrs and 9 yrs Very interesting and explained things well only downside was the kids quiz as it took them ages to do and the prize was 1 sticker between them!

Thank Helen S
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

found the museum to be very educational, probably wouldn't recommend visiting with children as I think that they would find it quite boring but well worth a visit for teenagers and older. a lot of interesting information about the whole village.

Thank Bexxie11
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is a non pretentious ,small, well laid museum chronicling the story of the Elam Plague and how the people organized a self imposed quarantine. As a result the village population was decimated. Others on trip advisor have written extensively so I will not repeat their comments. There is free parking (opposite and higher than the museum) and it is... More 

Thank beaulocks
Laceby, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

We have just visited this museum and it was fabulous! We can understand how they won a certificate for best museum with limited resources. The information which has been put together is extremely informative and interesting to the point of whetting your appetite to know even more about what happened to the villagers who suffered the dreaded plague. The introduction... More 

Thank Jan B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lovely little museum, well worth a visit if you're visiting Eyam. I'd suggest going here first to get more understanding of the village and its history and so you know what to look out for as you explore.

Thank Georgina M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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105 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The tragic and grisly story of the plague in this tiny village of Derbyshire is well told in this museum. Though far far removed from London where the plague was rampant in the 17th century, this far away village did not escape its dreaded clutches. Most of the families of the village were prey to the plague and each tragic... More 

Thank firuzakhan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The museum is well laid out and tells the story of not just the plague but the history of the village. The First World War exhibit brings the sacrifices made by so many to life through its use of family records, letters and photographs. At £2.50 admission for adults, this little museum staffed by friendly and knowledgeable volunteers offers great... More 

Thank Michelle R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

An excellent little museum and cheap entry. We were passing through, spotted it, and decided to stop to look. Really pleased we did. Plenty of free parking outside. Very informative and great displays. A really big plague exhibition and a powerful World War Two display at the back. The only thing I could probably fault is that the order was... More 

Thank Jensadventure
Rutland, United Kingdom
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192 reviews
76 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Went for a day out and was not disappointed. The staff were welcoming and friendly and the information interesting. A couple of school parties were there and the children were working hard to find information and make notes. Loved the rat weather vein on the roof too. Worth a visit and not expensive either.

Thank susan B
Wetherby, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you like medevil history you'll love this place. Full of interesting facts on how they dealt with the deadly plague and its efffect on the village. There's also plague houses /cottages still standing in the village and lived in today!

Thank DianeandJames

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