Eyam is a small historic village in the beautiful Peak District famous for its heroic Plague story. It has a thriving community & is both friendly & very welcoming. Eyam has a variety of facilities including local shops, tea rooms, a café, pub, post office, primary school, Church, Museum & the historic country house, Eyam Hall.
Your stay at our "little Peak District Staycations" will enable you to explore Eyam & its surrounding area to the full including local villages, market towns & country houses. For an adventure, why not hire a bike or go for a hike (or climb), there really is lots to do when you come and stay.
Eyam Hall - a beautiful Jacobean Manor House, built in 1671 & owned by the Wright family for 11 generations. A courtyard with craft units, café & shop mean an afternoon spent pottering round here is a perfect way to spend part of your visit to the village.
Eyam Museum - Eyam Museum, just a short walk from the hut down the hill, discover the story of the Bubonic Plague which hit Eyam in 1665. A series of information panels, film shows & displays help bring this amazing story of isolation & survival, to life. You can also rent an audio trail & follow the plague story around the village.(Opening times March – November, Tue – Sun, 10-4.30, daily).
St Lawrence Church - The Church of St Lawrence is located at the heart of Eyam. The church community help bring the Plague story to life with their annual Plague Commemoration Service held on the last Sunday in August. Open to the public. Some of the cottages in the village now carry a commemorative plaque. An authentic history of those fearful months is vividly told in an exhibition in Eyam Church and also at Eyam Museum. A video presentation and talks are also available at Eyam Church.
The Hannah Bennet Sculpture Garden - An intimate collection of work by people Hannah considers to be some of the best sculptors from around the UK. Some are better known than others but all of them deserve to be in the garden, every individual piece has a story, and it is a privilege to put their work here in the garden as part of a wider collection. Visit her website for more information.