Eyam Plague Village Museum, Eyam

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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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  • A great little museum, packed with information. Lots of moving insights into the plague story, but also interesting background on the history of plague and on other aspects of the village's history, f...  more »
  • If you are in the area then I would recommend a visit to the village of Eyam. Start at the museum which gave a very moving insight into the history of the village and the part it played in trying to k...  more »
  • The story is very well told and it is very moving understanding the sacrifices made by the villagers. Staff in the museum really helpful and friendly. We had a walk round the village afterwards and al...  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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