Can I pay for admission and shop items with cash or card?
Yes, both card and cash payments are acceptable.
Is it suitable for children?
Yes, we offer children's trails for three different ages, dressing-up clothes and some hands-on activities as part of the displays.
How long does it take to go around the museum?
It takes approximately 45-60 minutes to visit the museum. There are lots of display panels and some short films as part of the exhibition, as well as some interactive elements.
Is the museum accessible for wheelchair users?
The ground floor is fully accessible, with a ramp to the main entrance. The first floor is only accessible by stairs, but there is a virtual version of the exhibition available here. If you have additional specific access needs, please e-mail Bookings@eyam-museum.org.uk to enquire about arranging a booking out of the standard opening times. Read our Access Statement here.
Do you have toilets/baby changing facilities available?
There are no toilet or baby changing facilities in the museum. There are free public toilets in the car park directly opposite the museum on Hawkhill Road.
Can I bring my dog into the museum?
Only assistance dogs are allowed in the museum.
Can I take photographs in the museum?
Yes. Please post on Facebook @eyamvillagemuseum or Twitter @EyamMuseum or your own Instagram account – the Plague Doctor is photogenic! No photographs for commercial purposes please.
Can I bring in a pushchair?
Yes, to the ground floor only. To visit the first floor, which is only accessible by stairs (see FAQ on stairlift above), pushchairs and prams may be left in a safe place indicated by the museum staff and collected when leaving.
How do I travel to Eyam by public transport?
The 257 bus operated by local firm Hulleys runs between Sheffield and Bakewell and stops at Eyam. See their website for the timetable: www.hulleys-of-baslow.co.uk. Stagecoach operates the 65 bus between Meadowhall, Sheffield and Buxton that also stops at Eyam. See their website for the timetable www.stagecoach.com.The nearest train station is Grindleford. Nearest mainline stations are Sheffield and Chesterfield.
Is there a park where my children can play?
There is a playground opposite the museum on the sports field.
Where can I park my car?
There are two car parks in the village. The Derbyshire Dales District Council (DDDC) car park is directly opposite the museum on Hawkhill Road and charges apply. The Parish Council car park is just behind the DDDC car park and there is an honesty box for payment. Car parking is allowed on the road in the village, please check the road signs for restrictions.
Are there any walks in and around the village?
Yes, lots! We sell a handy fold-out map for £1 where these are all clearly illustrated. There are many other walks in and around the village. Most are signposted. People like to walk up to Mompesson’s Well, Riley Graves and/or the Boundary Stone. Walking around the village and reading the plaques on the houses is a special experience. There are other books and booklets available to buy at the museum and at other shops in the village.
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