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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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New faces at the Heritage Centre

Two new members of staff have joined the team at Wirksworth’s award-winning Heritage Centre. Jo Higton-Metcalf picks up the reins as the new Community Learning and Education Officer (CLEO), managing and developing the centre’s varied programme of events and activities...

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We’re hiring!

Wirksworth Heritage Centre is seeking a part-time Community Learning and Engagement Officer

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Regional award for Wirksworth Heritage Centre

Wirksworth Heritage Centre has won the award for Best Educational Building in the prestigious LABC 2019 Regional Building Excellence Awards. The LABC Awards are the largest business to business awards in the building control sector, recognising quality in all types of...

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Book Festival – Results of our Book Quiz

This was obviously a tough one from our team of literary buffs. Even the winner of our quiz, Olwyn Bailey who receives the £20 gift voucher, managed correct answers to only 37 of our 40 posers. As the team wander off to read up for next year's quiz, here is the full...

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Wanted – Writer in Residence

We're looking for a budding author to be Wirksworth's first Writer in Residence alongside a new exhibition at the Heritage Centre exploring George Eliot and her links to Wirksworth.  The residency and exhibition are part of the bicentennial celebrations of the...

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First Heritage Talk a sell-out success

At the beginning of February, Anton Shone gave an evening talk entitled Wirksworth in a Roman Landscape – about Wirksworth’s unique landscape and the case for its consideration as the lost Roman town of Lutudarum. Anton is a well-known local archaeologist and...

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