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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  • We visited as a family of 4 children are 6yrs and 9 yrs Very interesting and explained things well only downside was the kids quiz as it took them ages to do and the prize was 1 sticker between them! 
  • found the museum to be very educational, probably wouldn't recommend visiting with children as I think that they would find it quite boring but well worth a visit for teenagers and older. a lot of int...  more »
  • This is a non pretentious ,small, well laid museum chronicling the story of the Elam Plague and how the people organized a self imposed quarantine. As a result the village population was decimated. Ot...  more »