Special Exhibitions

‘Secrets of the Dream Cave’ – Wirksworth’s woolly rhino returns! 

Our special exhibition for 2021 reveals Wirksworth’s best kept secret… the ground-breaking discovery in 1822 of the fossilised remains of a woolly rhinoceros.  

Ever since their discovery and study by William Buckland, the bones of this great beast have been carefully preserved in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History – now for the first time, part of the skeleton is back on display in Wirksworth.

Admission is included in our general museum ticket price, and ‘Secrets of the Dream Cave’ is on until 28 November (please note our current reduced opening hours https://www.wirksworthheritage.co.uk/visit-us/visiting/

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