Special Exhibition: Digging for Grey Gold: The Traditions of Lead Mining 

Explore the traditions of Wirksworth’s lead mining past in our latest special exhibition. Dating back to pre roman times lead mining around Wirksworth has developed many unique customs that are protected under British law. Discover these archaic and unique customs along the origins of one of the oldest legal courts still sitting in Britain. The Centre piece for this exhibition is the Lead Miners Standard Dish given to the town by King Henry VIII this dish is currently being kindly loaned to the heritage centre by Majesty the Queen, through the Duchy of Lancaster.

Entry to Digging for Grey Gold is included in our standard museum ticket. The exhibition is open until December 2022.

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