Nestled at the head of Ecclesbourne Valley, surrounded by beautiful rolling countryside and stunning views of the Derbyshire Dales.

For over thirty years, Wirksworth Heritage Centre has been telling the stories of this quirky town and its people.

If you’re on the look-out for a souvenir, Wirksworth Heritage Centre is the place to come for merchandise and local artisan gifts.

A fascinating Derbyshire market town where geology and industry have shaped its character and the lives of its people for generations.

"I never felt for any other town the curious affection Wirksworth inspires and know nowhere in England a town with a stronger sense of place." Matthew Parris

Welcome to the Heritage Centre for Wirksworth, a fascinating and quirky market town on the southern edge of the Derbyshire Peak District – a place where geology and industry have shaped its character and the lives of its people for generations. For over thirty years, Wirksworth Heritage Centre has been telling its story.

The Heritage Centre is now undergoing a major redevelopment project – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – to relocate and create a new venue to house our museum collection and exhibitions illustrating the story of Wirksworth and its long heritage.

Our new programme of events and activities already offers lots for visiting groups, children and families throughout the winter months, including walks and talks, workshops and entertainment – please check our What’s On page for more information.

Our new museum will be open in early 2019. We look forward to seeing you.

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