Eyam Plague Village Museum, Eyam

4.5
#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hope Valley
Must see · History Museum · Specialty Museum
Learn about the tragic event that brought about the downfall of the village of Eyam at Eyam Plague Village Museum. The museum tells the story of the tailor who ordered cloth from London in 1665 hosting fleas carrying the bubonic plague. The tailor's ill-fated clothing led to the death of 260 of 850 villagers. Follow the stories of the plague’s victims, heroes, and the man who brought the town back to life. Displays include relevant documents, minerals, rocks, fossils, stone artifacts, pottery, mining artifacts, pipes, silk, shoes, paintings, and drawings. PutEyam 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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  • Well worth a visit. Gives an appreciation to the current COVID situation. Pretty place, gets very busy here. There is a 'free car park' here.  more »
  • The village of Eyam is lovely, but it has a hard history. In some ways it is very similar to the pandemic we are currently experiencing. Dur to Covid the Museum was closed, but if you walk around the....  more »
  • Lovely little place with parking opposite which is pay and display (£1.50 for an hour). Very friendly volunteer workers all helpful chatty and smiley. Nice wonder round for very cheap and nice wonder....  more »
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  • For £3 this place is superb. Interesting interpretation about the plague and history of Eyam. Starts with a video and then follows with very good quality interpretation boards. The information in the museum ties in with the green signs all around the village to make the whole village an interesting place to explore history.
  • My Son studied the Plague at school so as we were in the area it was a nice time to visit the village. The museum has a lot of interesting displays on the Plague and the roll the village had in stopping it's spread. It also has displays showing the local industry etc. Worth a look however don't be surprised by the rats.
  • Well worth a visit. The museum didn't look much from the road but once inside I was very impressed. Interesting video to start and a really well put together museum, much more than just the plague story which surprised me. Extremely friendly staff. A really good introduction for exploring the village and the stories attached to it.
  • Pretty good fun for a rainy day. Took up about 1.5 hours including the 15 minute movie they show, which is probably the best bit even if it is a little outdated. Would not recommend for kids as there is a lot of reading. There are a few interactive displays and showcases, but these are minimal.
  • interesting well presented, accessible in terms of information and entrance. Interested 7 U8s for an appropriate amount of time. free car parking and a bear by playpark !

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