We are currently recruiting for volunteers for the 2017 season.
If you would like to find out how you can help us tell the story of our historic village, please come along and meet us at the museum on:
Wednesday 1st March between 11am and 2pm
or Friday 3rd March between 3pm and 6pm
If you would like an informal chat about the role, please do call Lynette Sidhu on 07966 183 192.
The Great War centenary 2014
Eyam 1914-1918: A Second Sacrifice
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 2014, 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.
It won the Inspiration Award for the Best Special Project! It made all the hard work worth while. Do come and see it.