Eyam Museum is on 2 floors and tells the story of the village of Eyam from its prehistoric beginnings to the modern day.  Discover how the routine and seemingly innocuous act of ordering a bale of cloth changed the village - and the Valley - for ever.

In 1665, plague came to Eyam in cloth ordered from London by the local tailor.  As a result, 260 villagers died and those who remained made the brave decision to quarantine the village in order to save the Valley.  The museum tells the story of their lives, their sacrifice, their deaths.

The museum also celebrates Eyam's rebirth, brought about in part by Ralph Wain's revolutionary technique for reproducing designs in silk but also thanks to the spinners, weavers and other skilled craftspeople, the miners, the poets, the writers and all those who contributed to transforming Eyam into the vibrant village it is today, nestled in the hillside of the Hope Valley.


After your time at the museum, take a walk through the gift shop before heading out into the village to explore and immerse yourself in our rich history. Many of the houses and other buildings have plaques that detail their historical significance.

Omore info on eyam ur opening dates for 2015

28th March to 1st November

Tues - Sun + Bank Holidays

10am - 430pm (last admissions 4pm)



Adult £2.50, Children & Seniors £2,

Family Ticket (2 adults & up to 2 children) £7.50

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Venue Details: Eyam Museum, Hawkhill Road, Eyam, Hope Valley, S32 5QP

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