Eyam Plague Village Museum, Eyam

#1 of 8 in Historic Sites in Hope Valley
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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  • 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 »
  • I've been here many times. The Church and little museum are brilliant but the museum is closed on Mondays.  more »
  • 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.

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