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

To play our part in limiting the spread of Coronavirus, the Heritage Centre is now temporarily closed, in line with advice from Public Health England.  However, a small core team is busy working behind the scenes, with Emergency support from Arts Council England (see

Closure has been an extremely difficult decision, but putting the safety of our visitors and staff first will always be our priority.

We need your help now more than ever.

As a local independent charity with over 75% of our income coming from visitors, this closure will have a serious impact.

Please consider making a donation to support us

We thank all our staff, volunteers and customers for their continued support and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

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

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