Eyam Plague Village Museum

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Eyam Plague Village Museum
4.5
Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • History Museums
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Find out about Bubonic Plague in the Peak District village where it killed over a third of the population in 1665- 1666. Learn about the black rats, the fleas that carried the disease, and see the stories of the families it affected. Understand how the village recovered afterwards. Pre-booking advised via website. Dogs (except for assistance dogs) strictly not allowed.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Jem70
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
Great Experience but Booking System let it down
Nov 2021 • Family
The museum was a great experience, very interesting and informative and gave a good insight as to what the village went through during the plague. Having visited the village in the past, this was our first visit to the museum. However we booked in via the website in advance, but due to poor weather conditions were telephoned and asked if we could come earlier so that the museum could close early. This wasn't a problem at all but when we arrived we stood at the reception for over 10 - 15 minutes whilst a large group of people, who hadn't booked in advance and were paying on the door, were allowed entry. This resulted in us getting round the exhibition much slower, so defeating the object of asking us to arrive earlier so they could close. If you are wanting to close early due to bad weather thats understandable, but at the same time you shouldn’t be allowing unbooked visitors in. After all your website does state booking in advance. Social distancing was also difficult to manage, given this large group was allowed in on spec. This unfortunately did spoil our experience.
Written 30 November 2021
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Iain G
Cheshire, UK831 contributions
Excellent
Nov 2021
Very good, gave you all the information you needed to understand the history of the village and indeed the plague. Very good.
Written 21 November 2021
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Sue F
Stanwick, UK11 contributions
Fantastic visit
Oct 2021
Lots of detail about the whole Eyam Plague story that we had heard about first of all during lockdown through a TV programme. Although we should have booked ahead, the gentleman on reception was very obliging and booked us in, for which we were very grateful. Was encouraged to visit related properties in the area which added to the experience further
Written 30 October 2021
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JANE K
Faringdon, UK25 contributions
Enjoyable visit
Oct 2021
We enjoyed our visit; the museum was laid out clearly and very informative. It was easy to book on line
Written 24 October 2021
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JimandVee
Warrington, UK104 contributions
A story well told
Oct 2021
Eyam (rhymes with TEAM) museum is a little gem of a place. Take it slowly and absorb the story about what this village went through back in 1665. It is a focal point for information about the plague which blighted this tiny community. I was fortunate in meeting with the curator who is a great source of local knowledge and took time to explain many aspects of the village's history to me.
When you walk back through the village you realise that in a way the village is an extension to the museum. Many houses have signs outside listing who lived and died in the property. The Church has a stained glass window which high lights some of the events and an illuminated scroll that lists those that lost their lives, Many of the locations detailed in the museum are still there to find. In fact to this day there are families in Eyam that can trace their lineage back to those sad times.
Currently you need to book at the museum to keep numbers down for COVID reasons.
Written 19 October 2021
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persephone24
Bakewell, UK17 contributions
Unpleasant Reception at the Museum
Oct 2021
What a shame the particular lady on duty at the museum this afternoon was positively hostile. Her manner was so objectionable when we wandered into the reception area to enquire about buying tickets to visit the museum, we came away without bothering. The village itself is fascinating.
Written 14 October 2021
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Barbara T
Abingdon, UK505 contributions
Really interesting, within a pretty village.
Oct 2021
Lots of interesting detail and illustration of the plague village and its history. Just the right amount of detail without becoming too much. Interesting comparisons with Covid.
Good covid measures, though it is quite small so quite hard to really socially distance. It is advisable to prebook as numbers are limited.
In the village you can see the plague cottages (exterior as they are lived in) and the lovely church also with its plague history - stunning related stained glass window.
A very pretty village to walk around, with stunning views as you travel there.
Written 12 October 2021
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Steve M
Redcar, UK720 contributions
Great information on the Plague and the village
Oct 2021
The ground floor displays are spot on - interesting, well illustrated and just the right amount of detail. The first floor displays are packed with too much info - smaller captions are hard to read. The result is that after a leisurely stroll through the ground floor, the line of visitors backed up and was solid across the first floor, backing down the stairs. 'Social Distancing' went out of the window - not a good thing in such a confined space!

The car parks were almost empty yet the solid pack of visitors on the upper floor did reduce the pleasure of the visit somewhat.

QUICK TIP: the obvious car park opposite the entrance is a 'Pay & Display'. The upper level car park behind it (less than 40 yards away is FREE!
Written 7 October 2021
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Diddy H
Widnes, UK261 contributions
Short stop off
Sep 2021 • Couples
We where on a coach trip which visited several places and we stopped off at this village the history is very interesting about how a village fought to stay alive during a plague outbreak there are plaques outside of several houses where the families lived telling you who died there also there is a small chance of church too there is pub the miners Arms which is said to be haunted
Written 27 September 2021
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Brenda R
South West England, UK93 contributions
A n interesting place to visit
Sep 2021 • Friends
What an interesting place and we could learn lessons from this village in these present times such self less people
The small museum was interesting and the exhibition was easy to read and informative
A gift shop well stocked
The church and church yard and the plague cottages are very well maintained and the whole story is very moving
Written 27 September 2021
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