As well as visiting this famous historic village and exploring the story of the plague in 1665 and the many landmarks associated with this monumental event, there are many other things to see and do in Eyam.
Eyam Hall – www.nationaltrust.org.uk/eyam-hall-and-craft-centre
Eyam Hall, built in 1671, just six years after the plague intruded in Eyam, is a wonderfully unspoilt example of a grit-stone Jacobean manor house. Home of the Wright family for eleven generations, inside visitors can enjoy family portraits, and furniture belonging to each generation.
Eyam Museum – www.eyam-museum.org.uk
In 1665 a tailor from Eyam ordered a bale of cloth from London to make up into clothes for the villagers, unwittingly triggering a chain of events that led to 260 Eyam villagers dying from bubonic plague – more than double the mortality rate suffered by the citizens of London in the Great Plague.Between the first death and the last, the villagers set an extraordinary and enduring example of self-sacrifice by sealing off the village from the surrounding areas to prevent the disease spreading.The Museum tells their story.
Village green café – www.cafevillagegreen.com
The café opened in August of 2012. They bake lovely cakes & tarts every day.
“Our commitment will always be to fresh, tasty food from scratch & sourcing super ingredients from local suppliers.”
We endeavour to provide a good range of gluten free choices and also offer soya milk if preferred. As a busy mum it’s important to me that all the family are happy so we have toys and colouring for little ones, as well as their own menu choices; we are dog-friendly (for all you lovely walkers out there) and our fabulous coffee is triple-certified (Fair-trade, Organic and Rainforest Alliance approved) which keeps everyone happy!
Above all, we hope you feel at home with us, eat too much cake, catch up with friends and family, take five out of your busy lives and just enjoy….”
Eyam tea rooms and ice cream parlour – www.eyamtearooms.co.uk
Eyam Tea room is a 17th century building which overlooks the square and in the cosy and welcoming atmosphere you can pass the time of day gazing out of the window either ‘people watching’ or dreaming of days gone by in this historic and interesting village. . The tea rooms offer, hearty meals and snacks as well as lovely ice creams and cakes.
The Hut – www.thehuteyam.co.uk
This Plankbridge Shepherds Hut is nestled in a quiet little corner of a large garden where the owner, Rachel provides accommodation and from time to time opens the space as an intriguing gallery.
“ If you’re looking for somewhere to stay that’s a little bit different, somewhere to get away from it all, relax & unwind and have a stress free break, our hut is for you. We offer overnight stays and short breaks with a breakfast hamper included.”