Thanks for visiting wirksworthheritage.co.uk

Our new website is currently being built to coincide with the opening of the Wirksworth Heritage Centre in the Autumn of 2018.

Our café and shop are now open, so please drop in and say 'hello'. We also have a new season of events and activities taking place in the Heritage Centre and around the town.

Webster's Cafe

Come and treat yourself at Wirksworth's newest eatery. Named after the family that owned the building for over 150 years, the Heritage Centre's own café is open daily from 9am until 4.30pm (later on Thursday - Saturday), offering hot and cold drinks, a selection of cakes, snacks and delicious home-made meals, including vegetarian options - all using fresh local ingredients where we can. Walkers and cyclists welcome!


If you're on the look-out for a souvenir of your visit to Wirksworth, this is the place to come. We have a great range of cards, books and gifts, including T'Owd Man and Wirksworth branded items to suit all tastes and pockets. Open daily from 9am until 5pm.

The Shop

Autumn Events

Monday 29th October
(10am - 5pm)

Holiday Club – Stories!
10am - 1pm Storyboxes
2pm - 5pm Creating Characters in Stories
Ages 8 - 12
£5 per session or £12 whole day including lunchbox

Tuesday 30th October
(7pm - 9.30pm)

Ghost Walk & Supper
£12 per person including supper

Wednesday 31st October
(4pm - 5.30pm)

Childs Crafts
£3 per child


Wednesday 31st October
(7pm - 9.30pm)

Adults Ghost Storytelling
£4 per person including drink on arrival & refreshments

Thursday 1st November
(2pm - 5pm)

Become a Museum Expert
Ages 8 - 12
£6 per child

Thursday 1st November
(7pm - 9pm)

Discovery Days
Evening Lecture & Supper
£10 per person


Saturday 3rd November
(10am - 12pm)

Crafts
Making a Birdhouse
or a Telescope
Ages 6+
£3 per child

Saturday 3rd November
(1pm - 2.30pm)

Wirksworth’s Hidden Treasure Walk
£4 per person

Wednesday 7th November
(9am - 11am)

Stay and Play session
0 - 4 year olds
£1.50 per child


Thursday 8th November
(7pm - 9.30pm)

Open Mic Night
Poetry about WW1
free entry

Sunday 4th - Wednesday 14th November
(9am - 5pm)

WW1 Exhibition

Sunday 18th November
(7.30pm)

Quizicle Wirksworth at the Hope and Anchor Pub. The Heritage Centre invites teams of up to 4.
Sign up forms are available from the Heritage Centre.
£20 a team including nibbles