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Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Address: Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Peak District National Park S32 5QP, England
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Quaint museum in the heart of Eyam village. It has an incredible (and very sad) history - having been devastated by the bubonic plague in 1665/1666. Well worth the visit (£7.50... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Quaint museum in the heart of Eyam village. It has an incredible (and very sad) history - having been devastated by the bubonic plague in 1665/1666. Well worth the visit (£7.50 for a family ticket).

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Bollington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here with my family, including four grandchildren. They loved it, as do I. I've been several times and never tire of visiting. It's so full of atmosphere, and tells the story of an amazing effort by the villagers to stop the spread of the plague, having suffered incredible losses themselves.

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Thank Babs P
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Been meaning to visit this area for a while and must say was well worth the visit. Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interesting sites including walks shops and eating places. Plenty to see for people of all ages. Lots of history regarding the plague in 1665. Eyam Hall was stunning and is run by the National Trust. The... More 

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This small museum is worth a visit to put the tragic and brave story of this village in a clear and understanderble way. The exhibits are clearly displayed and explained . The story is heartbreaking. It is worth visiting the church and grave yard afterwards, the little graves of children bring it home how principled and brave this village was,and... More 

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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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!

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Thank Helen S
London, United Kingdom
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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.

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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 

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Laceby, United Kingdom
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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 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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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.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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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 

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