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Explore Wirksworth with our guided tours

Our popular guided walks are back, running as pre-booked sessions with our knowledgeable tour leaders, every Wednesday to Sunday afternoon from 15th August. These walks  begin and end at the Heritage Centre, last just over an hour, and explore the hidden history of...

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Our next Heritage Talk

Following the success of our first Zoom Heritage Talk, our next subject is the local cavalry regiment, the Derbyshire Yeomanry. We're really pleased to welcome our guest speaker, Dr Mike Galer (former Senior Keeper of Military and Social History for Derby Museums)....

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Heritage Talks are Back!

We're pleased to announce that our popular Heritage Talks are back, with a slight difference... On Friday 10th July, 7.30pm, Alastair Clark will be giving his amazing 'Peek at the Peak' talk online through the magic of Zoom... This will the first of a series of talks...

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Become the new face of Wirksworth’s Heritage

Do you want to become the new face of Wirksworth’s Heritage? Wirksworth Heritage Centre is hunting for one young person (over 8 and under 16) and one adult to present our new virtual heritage tours of Wirksworth - these will be short films of about 15 minutes in...

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Exciting developments ahead

While we are all adjusting to the new Coronavirus world, visitor attractions such as Wirksworth’s new Heritage Centre are facing their own challenges. We’ve been playing our part to limit the spread of the virus, closing our doors on March 20th.  However we are doing...

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While we’re not able to open

We've put together a range of activities to help keep you occupied while it's not possible to physically visit us.  There's lots to do for children and families and we now have our Derbyshire Oatcake challenge up and running too! (We've now extended the closing date...

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Coronavirus

Public statement–   Following the Government directive on regarding Covid19, for the safety of all the Heritage Centre will be closing until further notice.  We thank all our staff, volunteers and customers for their continued support and look forward to...

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The wizard who must not be named…

The Heritage Centre is pleased to be part of Wirksworth Wizarding Day. On Saturday 26th October our museum galleries will be transformed into the gateway to the town's Wizarding School. For this day only, they won’t be open for general visitors (but there will be so...

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2019 Wirksworth Festival

The Heritage Centre is hosting the work of photographer Jenny Neale in this year's Wirksworth Festival, her photographs on show in the Studio until Friday 13th September. Meantime, our new mascot Woolly the Rhinoceros hit the streets at the Festival Art Trail with new...

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