Welcome to the Heritage Centre for Wirksworth, a fascinating and quirky market town on the southern edge of the Derbyshire Peak District – a place where geology and industry have shaped its character and the lives of its people for generations. For over thirty years, Wirksworth Heritage Centre has been telling its story.


The Heritage Centre has now started a major redevelopment project - supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund - to relocate and create a new venue to house our museum collection, exhibitions illustrating the story of Wirksworth, and to be the base for a programme of new events and activities from the summer of 2018.

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The museum collection comprises a small but varied collection of artefacts, including prehistoric stone and antler tools, textiles, geological specimens and items relating to the social history and local traditions of Wirksworth. The collection is currently being stored off-site during our major building project, but you can see a selection of items in our on-line gallery here...

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Latest News

New Wirksworth Heritage Centre Trustee Needed

The Heritage Centre is looking for a new trustee to join its team. We are seeking someone to lead a Read More »

Peeking behind the scenes of conservation

by Michelle Laverick Wirksworth Heritage Centre has been working with Lincoln-based conservators WHConservation to both improve the condition of the Read More »

Wirksworth Festival offers a fortnight of arty festivities

by Sue Cooper I have been watching each week for the hoardings going up around Webster’s but each time I Read More »