Eyam Plague Village Museum, Eyam

(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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  • Having never visited Eyam before with no prior knowledge of the plague, I found this museum fascinating and very informative. Good value for money, it wasn't expensive but gives a real insight into th...  more »
  • A bolt of cloth from London infected by the bubonic plague wiped out a large number of Eyam residents. Through closing off their village they stopped the spread of the plague and there are stories of ...  more »
  • Recently visited this museum in the lovely village of eyam. The museum tells the very sad story of the village and the plague outbreak. Worth a visit at the beginning of your day in eyam, so you know ...  more »