From this month visitors to National Trust managed Eyam Hall will be able to take a look into one of the most private rooms in the house – the Master bedroom as it opens to visitors for the very first time.
The principle upstairs room, second only to the library, is gracefully proportioned with windows on three sides overlooking the delightful garden.
Opening this additional room will also give visitors the chance to see more of the Hall’s collection of furniture which the Trust has been able to take out of storage, including a beautiful embroidered fire screen made by Irene Wright, who lived here between 1940 and 1990. Her embroideries, she said were her legacy to the Hall, which she loved.
“I am really pleased that we’ve been able to open up the bedroom as it really adds to a visit to the house,” said Jenny Aldridge, National Trust’s visitor operations manager at Eyam .
“It is a key room in the house, with charming views over the garden. It is also the first time that it has ever been on display as it was used by its owners as their bedroom until early this year, when they moved out.”
Situated in the historic Peak District village of Eyam, the Hall and Centre have been leased to the Trust by owners Robert and Nicola Wright following their retirement and opened under National Trust management this spring.
The Hall has been home to eleven generations of the Wright family and it is this story that visitors can explore indoors. Outside the Centre, housed in the Hall’s former stableyard and featuring a National Trust shop, a café and a number of craft units where visitors can see local craftspeople at work offer a vibrant visitor hub from which to explore the plague story around the village.
The Hall and gardens are open to visitors Wednesday to Sunday 10:30am – 4pm, March through to November, while the Centre is open all year round.