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.
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.
With government guidance having now changed, we are aware that many people might like to come and visit our lovely village again. Please do be aware that no facilities are open and there are no public toilets. We do love to have people here in normal circumstances, but there are a number of elderly and vulnerable people living here so please do think twice about visiting. The village will still be here once the situation changes again.
Message from the Church
The building is closed for the time being, but we are keeping in touch with God in prayer and with each other electronically. Do stay in touch by visiting calling 01433 630930 or
If you want to speak to the Rector, Mike Gilbert his number is 07947 092951
The best place to park is in one of the car parks on Hawkhill Road, opposite the museum:
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.