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Learn about the tragic event that brought about the downfall of the town of Eyam at Eyam Plague Village Museum. The museum tells the story of the tailor that ordered cloth from London in 1665 which was unknowingly inflicted by a flea carrying the bubonic plague. The tailor's ill-fated clothing led to the death of 260 of 350 villagers. Follow the stories of the plagues' victims, heroes, and the man that brought the town back to life. The museum is comprised of the preserved village, complete with 14th-century buildings. Displays include relevant documents, minerals, rocks, fossils, stone artifacts, pottery, mining artifacts, pipes, silk, shoes, paintings, and drawings. Put Eyam Plague Village Museum into our Eyam trip builder tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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Visited the Peak District last July and went to Eyam for the day. Lovely little village with plenty to see. Found the museum really interesting. Very well put together, tons of interesting facts, a re... more »
Amazing that so much content is crammed into such a small building. There is quite a lot of reading to do, but some fascinating information regarding how the plague spread. The latter part of the muse... more »
We had visitors over from Canada and they had asked if would be near Eyam on our travels. We stopped there on our way up north and were so glad we did! We watched the short, and very interesting, vide... more »
Very interesting. Pleasant staff. Should have brought my wheelchair, to see the village! Nex time!
Great little museum, v informative, good to visit first before walking around the village
Absolutely fascinating museum about the plague and its effects on the local population. Also, about the men (and their families) who served in WW1. Would highly recommend.
Lovely small town with lots of story behind it, the museum really brings the experience together.
used to visit hear on school trips back in the 1970's and it's still as I remember. great place for all ages
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