News. Current exhibitions, village activities and future events, in fact anything new happening in the museum or the village.
The Great War centenary 2014
Eyam 1914-1918: A Second Sacrifice
After a winter of hard work by a number of volunteers, the exhibition to commemorate the outbreak of World War one in 1914 was officially opened by His Grace the Duke of Devonshire on Monday 23rd June, and has received excellent reviews.
The display includes Frank Froggatt, whose mother received a letter from him on the same day that news arrived of his death on 3rd March 1917. Frank speaks of his situation in Mesopotamia, and of his fears.
You can stand in a World War One firing trench, with a periscope view of action in "no-man's land". A digital loop shows photographs of all the local men who had enlisted in the forces by 1916.
The focus is on local families, and the effect of the war on the village. It is a moving story, and will run until the 100th Anniversary of the end of the war in 1918.
Great War exhibition wins awards!
At the Derbyshire Heritage Awards event in Derby on 3rd October, Eyam Museum's World War One exhibition was Very Highly Commended in the category of Best Volunteer Project, and won the Inspiration Award for the Best Special Project! It made all the hard work worth while. Do come and see it.