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Learn about the tragic event that brought about the downfall of the village of Eyam at Eyam 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 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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We got there in time for last admission but were told we couldn't go in. We had our 7 year old son with us, but a few minutes later an older couple were allowed to go in. It did come across that they.... more
We got there in time for last admission but were told we couldn't go in. We had our 7 year old son with us, but a few minutes later an older couple were allowed to go in. It did come across that they.... more »
Really good museum. Worth every penny, especially as they have probably struggled over the last 2 years. Very informative and gave you a really good insight (as much as was possible) into the...
Really good museum. Worth every penny, especially as they have probably struggled over the last 2 years. Very informative and gave you a really good insight (as much as was possible) into the... more »
I have quite a mobility issue at the moment. All the staff at the museum were really lovely. Even sitting me down in a chair and finding me a laminate of all the exhibits and information from upstairs so that I didn't miss anything. There is usually a starlit but it was broken. It's a small museum but I found it very interesting. There's no tea room in there but plenty around the village. Just across from the museum is a car park with a loo so that was useful. It was fine in there. Not as disgusting as a lot of public loos. All in all it was an enjoyable visit.
Very interesting. Highly informative. The plague section was my favourite although those of you who don't like reading may not enjoy it too much. Also the World War 1 history was good and a surprisingly large amount of former residents medals and stories are on display. We can recommend a walk around the village looking at the unfortunate families cottages.
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