Eyam Hall & Craft Centre

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Eyam Hall & Craft Centre
4.5
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Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Eyam Courtyard is made up of the old farm buildings adjacent to Eyam Hall in the centre of Eyam. Come and browse the fascinating shops and eat at the beautiful Coolstone, built in the old stables. Please see the shops below to see what is on offer. The parking is also free!
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Brian T
London, UK5,502 contributions
Apr 2021
If you are visiting the ‘Plague Village’ of Eyam in Derbyshire, make sure you visit Eyam Hall, if it is open again to visitors.

Eyam Hall is a wonderful example of a small Jacobean Manor House. It was constructed in 1672, just six years after the plague in Eyam, so you cannot help but wonder why it was built there so soon after a devastating plague had torn the village apart and caused the deaths of so many of its inhabitants. It’s been owned and inhabited by the Wright Family for many generations now, and it seems that Thomas Wright built the home there on land already owned by his father.

I had visited the hall some years ago when it was part of the National Trust. That affiliation was discontinued some years ago, and visits to the interior of the hall are, I believe, managed directly by the family. Due to COVID restrictions it was closed and visits were not permitted when we were there earlier this month, but when visitors are again allowed in, do take the opportunity to do so. You’ll see lots of artefacts such as family portraits, pieces of furniture and personal items which have belonged to the Wright family since inhabiting the house. The hall’s garden was also delightful to visit then; it was beautifully manicured and awash with seasonal colour. Peering through the delicate ironwork of the front gateway, it seems that would still be the case on your visit.

Adjoining the hall, in a spacious courtyard, you will find the hall’s former stable yard. In normal times it contains a craft centre with a collection of locally run craft units, and a cafe / restaurant; the courtyard provides the perfect place to find gifts and refreshments while enjoying your day in Eyam. With COVID restrictions the various craft units were closed, but the delightful cafe, called ‘The Nook’ (a part of the ‘Coolstone’ restaurant set-up there), was open for takeout and was serving an astonishingly delectable array of sandwiches, cakes, pastries, slices and the like, as well as decent hot drinks.
Written April 16, 2021
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MrsWoman94
Western Ireland, Ireland345 contributions
Jul 2015 • Friends
Small but perfectly formed this place is a joy to visit. The somewhat imposing gritstone exterior hides a surprisingly warm and welcoming home and you get a real sense of the fact that up to fairly recently the family still lived here - the dining room in particular has a real homely and cosy feel to it. The volunteers were enthusiastic and keen to share their knowledge and stories of the hall and people who lived here and it is quite fascinating to chart the changes in design and use of the rooms to fit the changing requirements of the owners over the generations. Keep an eye out for the etchings on the windows too! The gardens were lovely and peaceful especially in the wonderful July sunshine. Had a bite to eat in the courtyard Buttery restaurant served by a courteous and pleasant waiter. The brie, bacon and cranberry pannini is worth a special mention - delicious! Some interesting little shops displaying crafts, cheese etc. Don't pass this place by - it's a lovely way to spend an afternoon!
Written July 9, 2015
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JKE-221266
Derby, UK23 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
was lucky enough to visit the Hall on a lovely sunny day, the comments here about the expense appear a tad harsh as its only supported by NT and all the proceeds are for the upkeep of the house and gardens so was more than happy to pay, everyone on the site was courteous and friendly and the volunteers in the house were extremely informative and willing to share lovely stories about the history and changes of the site. It's nice to see some of the smaller but still important places of our county and having visited Chatsworth on many occasions it's nice to know that there were other things happening in Derbyshire during our history. The shops on site and the tearoom were nice and it all added to our lovely day out.
Written July 5, 2015
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whatlynseydid
Tamworth, UK356 contributions
Jul 2021
Eyam Hall looks beautiful and I would have enjoyed a visit. However, the hall and the grounds were still shut due to COVID, even though all venues were open at the time of our visit.
As for the craft centre, it consisted of a bar which wasn't serving food on the day we visited, a very expensive homeware shop and a small shop selling hot drinks, sandwiches and ice cream (where the staff seemed very indifferent to customers). The only available seating it outdoors.
Very disappointing.
Written July 30, 2021
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loopy_smith
167 contributions
Jun 2013
We didn't visit the house, we visited the little cafe.

All I can say is that I found it so unbelievably expensive and we wouldn't return because of the over inflated prices.
Written June 2, 2013
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robert w
1 contribution
Aug 2018
tacking a trip to eyam to look round the hall was very disappointed to find the hall is closed to the public. we visited the web site beforehand and found no mention of this. eyam is nice for a short visit, but no hall to see
Written August 27, 2018
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Tracy P
Lancashire, UK18 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
Went to Eyam hall and gardens on Saturday, a party of four. It cost us £8.50 each and all that gave us was a visit inside the house which doesn't contain much of the original furniture nor is all the furniture very old.Pieces have been put into the house to try and fill some rooms. The top floor is not open to the public.The garden is pitiful but great if you like weeds.
The volunteers are friendly but very unsure on a lot of the history.
The national trust should be ashamed of charging so much for something that takes you no longer than 20 mins tops.
Plus one of our party is disabled and there was no reduction in the cost.
Do not waste your money on this, go further up the road and visit the Plague museum / village for just £2.50 which is very interesting.
Written July 18, 2016
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AndrewDewhurst
Woodbridge, UK39 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
A very interesting walk in Eyam, and a lovely old hall to visit, complete with craft shops and a cafe. The cafe, however, was nasty, with leaky teapots and table so sticky that my camera actually stuck to it and my cup and saucer would not slide on the wood. Yuck.
Written March 8, 2013
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Jenny D
South Normanton3 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Absolutely appalled to find it closed! We travelled for almost an hour to find the hall, and everything inside it's environs, closed for a wedding.National Trust properties are supposed to open all year except Christmas Day. I suppose the lure of extra money was too strong to consider us poor saps with N. T. membership!
Written August 1, 2017
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SwordMaiden
Newton Abbot, UK536 contributions
Apr 2014 • Family
I'm glad as a member I didn't have to pay to go in as I would have felt disappointed. This private property has been retained by its' owners with the Trust having a 10 year lease and looking after the visitor side.
I think the National Trust need to take a long hard look at the presentation. I found the guides very talkative and happy to share their knowledge but there is an element missing from this place which I can't put my finger on. It is a little gem and has a sweet garden .
Himself went off on a walk to the Boundary Stone (leaving some silver coins in the holes in tribute to the village). For once I wished I skipped the house and done that instead.
Written April 21, 2014
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