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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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Brilliant little museum

What a wonderful little treasure of a museum. Only £2.50 for adults and £2.00 for OAPs, it’s... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Els2110
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Interesting place

What an interesting museum and lovely village to walk around, this place is ideal to spend a few... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Rach979
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Sheffield, 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 yesterday via mobile

What a wonderful little treasure of a museum. Only £2.50 for adults and £2.00 for OAPs, it’s excellent value. A surprising amount was fitted in to what looked like a very small space from outside. Very helpful staff/volunteers too. Great exhibitions, and really brought the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an interesting museum and lovely village to walk around, this place is ideal to spend a few hours wandering around, highly recommend.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

£2.50 each and we watched a 15 minute video about the plague which was good. There was a vast array of written information which was interesting but I felt a little too much. All in English and on two levels. There was a display about...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great little museum and exhibiiton! We visited during our week in The Peaks and found the museum well set out, telling the story of the heroic villagers who bore such a terrible toll during the Black Death to save the surrounding population. Well...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent museum with sad tales to tell. I thought I knew the history of this plagued little village but I was educated fully. Very interesting and some descendants of the families of the plague still live in the village, fascinating.

Thank Maggie O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely Village where it’s situated. Museum is small but lots of interesting things about the Plague. We managed to spend just over an hour in there.

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. Pleased you found it interesting,

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 15 year old daughter and I visited Eyam on Sunday 2nd July and the day was made all the better because the sun was shining. The village itself is not too large and has some great old buildings. The houses where the Plague first...More

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your visit to the village and the museum. It is beautiful here on a sunny day!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just a short walk from the village centre there is a free car park behind the first car park which is a pay and display. Should be plenty of spaces in the free one as we went hot weekend in summer. The entrance was a...More

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Pleased you enjoyed the museum and thank you for your review. Will have been cooler in the museum than outside!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum tells the sad tale of the plague in 1666. They also have a tribute to the people lost in the first world war. The village is lovely to walk around and there is a small collection of craft shops in the buttery where...More

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your visit to the village.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting trip to Eyam and was intrigued to hear the story of the village during the plague. The museum created an interesting background to the families in the village at the time and of course to the actions they took to contain the plague....More

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Lynette S, Manager at Eyam Plague Village Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

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Sharon M
31 May 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
21 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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