About Us

Eyam Museum has been created by people from the village, and is run by people who live in Eyam and the surrounding villages.

The museum receives more than 30,000 visitors a year. It is a registered charity and has a small team of paid staff and many dedicated volunteers. Click here to see the team structure. See our Core Values here.

The foundation of Eyam Museum was inspired by Clarence Daniel, a lifelong resident of Eyam, who collected local fossils, minerals, archaeological material, plus documents and papers related to the village and its history, which he displayed in his own house. His collection was passed to Eyam Village Society on his death in 1987, who decided that this should form the basis of a museum.

A small group of enthusiasts formed Eyam Museum Limited and a larger group of volunteers catalogued the collection over a period of months. The hunt for a suitable location led eventually to the former Methodist Chapel on Hawkhill Road. After a period of frantic activity Eyam Museum opened to the public on 23rd April 1994. It has subsequently developed and prospered thanks to the extraordinary efforts of all those volunteers who have been involved over the years. It is an Arts Council England Accredited Museum.   


We are always looking for new volunteers! Click here for more information about opportunities available.