Welcome to the beautiful, historic village of Eyam  (pronounced 'eem'), in the Peak district National Park in Derbyshire,  England which became famous after the Black Death of 1665 and 1666.

An outbreak of the plague was contained when the villagers decided to isolate themselves from the surrounding communities. Many people in the village died. It is also known that some of the village population were genetically unique and naturally immune to this very deadly disease. There are still descendants of this line in Eyam.

Use this site to explore our beautiful village and plan your visit or find out more about our history.​

Village life in Britain has changed considerably in the past fifty years, and many villages have emptied as people moved away to the towns. Eyam however still has a vibrant community and thriving businesses.

Eyam has links with industry, being a worldwide centre for the production of fluorspar, a material of great value in smelting and open hearth furnaces. 

latest news:

Latest News

The Museum is now open at weekends. Hours vary according to the availability of volunteers. The first weekend was fully booked so do go online for opening hours and online booking.

The public toilets in the car park are now open. Hours are 8am to 6pm 7 days a week.

The Church is currently open from noon until 3pm Mon-Fri for private worship.

important information:

The best place to park is in one of the car parks on Hawkhill Road, opposite the museum:  

Hawkhill Road, 


Eyam, S32 5QP.


The lower car park has coach parking and public toilets. The upper car park is free. For more travel information click here. 

check out our EYAM A-Z

 For local services and information

 For additions, errors and ommissions or more copies of the village leaflet  contact Nicola Wright nicola.wright17@btinternet.com

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Plague Cottages

Church Street, Eyam