CREATING A NEW HERITAGE CENTREThe Heritage Centre is now about to start a major redevelopment - a £1.6m 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.
OUR MUSEUM COLLECTIONThe 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...
Wirksworth volunteers learn key skills for heritage work
by Sue Cooper We have now pretty much cleared the furniture and other non-museum items from Webster’s, with some sent Read More »
Wirksworth Heritage team continues refurbishment
Although the project team has yet to issue tender documents for the construction work, we have already seen some physical Read More »
Temporary premises for Wirksworth Heritage Centre Shop
by Sue Cooper With the impending building work looming, we have been looking for alternative premises. With the kind support Read More »