When plague struck the village of Eyam in 1665, the villagers
made the extraordinary sacrifice of isolating themselves in
order to prevent the spread of this terrible disease. The harrowing
story is the central theme of Eyam Museum, which also tells
the story of the village from prehistory to the present.
new Eyam Connections Room opened in 2012 with a display on 17th
Century medicine. There is also a digital presentation, "Eyam
then and now", and for 2013 our collection of clay tobacco
pipes, many of which were found in local lead mines, is on display.
have been successful in obtaining Heritage Lottery funding for
a major new display commemorating THE OUTBREAK OF WORLD WAR
1 on the occasion of the centenary in 2014. We
are looking for any items with local connections from the period
1914-1918, and would be grateful to hear from anyone who is
prepared to donate or loan such items or information for a major
new display in 2014.