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Quirky. Different. Special. Words often used to describe this fascinating Derbyshire market town. Whether here for the day or perhaps staying a little longer, we welcome you to spend some time with us at the Wirksworth Heritage Centre to find out about the history of the town and its people.
The ground floor (FOC) has a reception, shop and cafe.
The reception/shop serves as the local tourist information with leaflets,local maps and books. The shop stocks locally made gifts, cards, gins and ales.
Relax in our air conditioned Webster’s Café, with outdoor and indoor seating. Enjoy our extensive menu including a number of gluten free and vegetarian options, takeaway also avaliable. From just a coffee and a home made scone to a lovely lunch with a glass of wine, our cafe is the perfect place.
Our award winning museum (small charge) contains 4 beautifully presented galleries.Static displays are complimented with interactive screens, games and the ‘Dream Cave’. It is very child friendly and lifts are available to all floors.
Dogs are welcome in the shop/reception and in the cafe courtyard.
  You can find us at 31 St John Street, DE4 4DS.  Our current opening details can be found at Visiting.

We have made a number of small changes and improvements to how we operate to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. If you have any queries please email


Derbyshire Days Out

Visit Wirksworth Heritage Centre and then explore other Derbyshire museums and attractions with discounted entry or other benefits. You can present a valid Wirksworth Heritage Centre ticket any of the other venues below.


  • Bakewell Old House Museum
  • Birdswood Canal Boat Trips
  • Buxton Crescent Experience
  • Creswell Crags
  • Crich Tramway Village
  • Cromford Mills
  • Great British Car Journey
  • Masson Mills
  • National Stone Centre
  • Poole’s Cavern

If you present a valid ticket from any of these attractions upon paying to go into our Story of Wirksworth Museum Galleries at reception we offer a £1 discount on all adult tickets.

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