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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)....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more