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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  • This is a really informative little museum ran by volunteers. We learnt all about the plague and how impacted the people of Eyam. I’d say it takes about an hour to get around. Lots of reading but I li...  more »
  • This is a must for anyone who likes history. The well laid out museum gives you the heartbreaking facts of the plague and the brave people who isolated there village to protect others. The facts are w...  more »
  • A lovely couple run this museum that has been in existence some 30 years. All you need to know about Eyam and the plague. Additional info re WW1. Excellent gift shop. The short film is a memorable and...  more »
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  • A small museum in Eyam, packed with information about the plague and local history. Some quizzes for the kids to do and a short film to watch. Based over two levels with stairs (there’s a stair lift available upon request). They only take cash at the moment, something which we don’t carry much of! We had enough for a family ticket (£7.50), we would have definitely spent more in the gift shop had they been able to take card payments.
  • Great museum with plenty of well thought out displays without overdoing it. The story behind the plague and the part that the little town of Eyam played is quite incredible. We also spent a very enjoyable afternoon wandering the streets and enjoying a cup of tea and slice of cake
  • Really liked it here. Just popped in by chance as was visiting Eyam Hall - glad I did. Great display boards up, very interesting and sad to see the impact of the plague here. Very moving board up of how many people died per house here (alot per house hold). I liked the man dressed up in the doctors plague dress; I had seen pictures of them but not the actual dress. Really friendly staff here. Would recommend a visit.
  • A great place to visit when visiting Eyam, suitable for families, however not so beneficial for young child. Full of information on the history of Eyam - and is therefore very educational. Only a small price for entry. The museum welcome school trips and family trips. Overall, a very nice place small museum bursting with history.
  • Nice village. Great hall. This museum is just boards to read. Full of noisy kids too. It's ok but lots more interesting things in the village,unless you like reading board after board of plague facts. Personally I don't.
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