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Made in Wirksworth

Our first few days back have seen us blessed with fine weather, and its great to be hosting some exceptional art by local creatives Johnny White, Amanda Wray and Tim Ball.  Johnny's Solar Head is on display in our courtyard (until the end of Sunday 20th Sept) , and...

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Wirksworth Heritage Centre Re-opens

“We are good to go.”  On the 11th September Wirksworth Heritage Centre will be welcoming everyone back into our award winning attraction. Re-opening safety measures are in place so visitors will feel safe to: Pre-book our museum and enjoy a private time-limited visit...

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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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