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

Visit the Heritage Centre for Wirksworth gifts, souvenirs and local artisan produce

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.

Wirksworth Heritage Centre is open at the following times

Closed Mondays
9am – 4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
10am – 2pm Sundays. 

A special new museum exhibition ‘Wirksworth Centre of the Universe’ explores and celebrates the many link our town has with world changing science and technology. Visit to see how one town connect Albert Einstein, a king’s appendix and ancient beasts. Our shop sells a range of locally made and fair trade gifts along with books, maps and local information.  

If you have any queries please email, and please do keep an eye on our Facebook page for more news.

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