Eyam Plague Village Museum, Eyam

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4.4/5 based on 400+ reviews on the web
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. Make Eyam Plague Village Museum part of your personalized Eyam itinerary using our Eyam itinerary maker.
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  • 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 expl...  read more »
  • 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 ...  read more »
  • 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 fami...  read more »
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