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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  • Quaint museum in the heart of Eyam village. It has an incredible (and very sad) history - having been devastated by the bubonic plague in 1665/1666. Well worth the visit (¬£7.50 for a family ticket). 
  • We were here with my family, including four grandchildren. They loved it, as do I. I've been several times and never tire of visiting. It's so full of atmosphere, and tells the story of an amazing eff...  more »
  • Been meaning to visit this area for a while and must say was well worth the visit. Was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interesting sites including walks shops and eating places. Plenty to see fo...  more »