Wirksworth Heritage Centre offers numerous opportunities to learn, discover and be inspired in our award-winning new site. Our learning programme covers all age groups and can be tailored to meet individual needs. Our sessions take inspiration from our heritage and collections to engage and captivate learners.

Our school visits run from 10am to 2.30pm for a full day session, or 10am to 12pm OR 1pm to 3pm for a half day. Full day sessions include a 30 minute lunch break. Packed lunches can be provided on request.

For a class of up to 35 children, our prices (which include 1 free adult per 10 children) are:

£165 for a Full Day

£120 for a Half Day

To find out more about the Heritage Centre, schedule a visit or to get a copy of our new Discovery and Learning brochure please contact: info@wirksworthheritagecentre.org.


Our varied programme can be tailored to meet the National Curriculum over a wide range of subjects whilst providing an inspirational learning environment for your pupils. Outreach sessions can also be arranged. Example sessions include:

  • Being a Lead Miner
  • Ice Age Wirksworth – Home of the Woolly Rhino
  • Turning Back Time
  • Under our Feet – Underground Wirksworth
  • Wirksworth: The Romans were here!
  • The Home Front in World War Two
  • Worlds Apart – Rich and Poor in Wirksworth
  • Saving Wirksworth from the Vikings!



Our Secondary programme can be designed to meet the National Curriculum for a variety of subjects. Outreach sessions can also be arranged. Example sessions include:

  • Wirksworth Words – Industrial Dialect in Derbyshire
  • What Makes History?
  • Wirksworth in WW1
  • Justice at the Barmote Court
  • Writing Wirksworth


FE & Higher Education

Wirksworth Heritage Centre provides a fascinating learning experience for Further and Higher Education Learners. Students studying Architecture, History, Museums and Heritage or Conservation can explore the realities of working with collections within a listed building. We offer sessions for Sixth Form, Undergraduate and Postgraduate groups, as well as providing opportunities for work experience and placements.


Lifelong Learning

Whatever your age, Wirksworth Heritage Centre provides opportunities to discover and learn. We run a varied programme of evening talks and lectures from experts in a range of fields. See our What’s On page to find out more.


Additional Needs

Wirksworth Heritage Centre is an inclusive and welcoming environment for all. The museum is wheelchair accessible throughout. Our specialist staff and facilities can meet additional needs within all aspects of our learning programme.



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