Wirksworth Heritage Centre
Wirksworth Heritage Centre
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Exciting new museum and all-weather destination for families and inquisitive visitors, bringing to life stories of a remarkable place in the heart of a historic town. Our Webster's café sells lovely home-made food, and our courtyard is ideal for cyclists and dog walkers. We have a wide range of gifts and locally made products, and we run walks, talks, arts, crafts, music and workshops for all.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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David M
Wigtown, UK84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Great museum and cafe. My wife and I initially ate in the cafe - great food and good size portions. We then decided to visit the museum. Well worth it - excellent information boards charting the history of the town as you walk up/through the museum. Displays are clear and informative
Written 15 August 2022
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Teacake_Taster
Chesterfield, UK1,068 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
Fascinating exhibition on two floors about the history of Wirksworth and the impact of lead mining, cotton mills and limestone quarrying. Who knew that the bank that Richard Arkwright used became Lloyds Bank! I found the 60’s onwards history I testing because I remember it as a bit of a dump when I was a child but I remember the Trogs and the more recent heritage investment has made such a difference. There was a picture of Ellen MacArthur but not sure how up to date some stuff is. 45 mins well spent at £5 each.
Written 10 August 2022
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Steve J
Wakefield, UK96 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Went into here as spotted it in passing.Just £5 for an adult ticket that lasts for a year.It is well laid out on 2 upper floors with a cafe and shop on the bottom floor and a lift available.
It charts the interesting history of the town ,including a group called "The Trogs" back in the 1950-60's who held drink and drug parties in the caves nearby!
Written 10 August 2022
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davkt
Derbyshire, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Wirksworth is town that earned its living from its mineral wealth since prehistoric times, the centre tells the story of the place since woolly rhinos roamed the hills till modern times
Written 18 March 2022
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GoingGuide
Nottingham, UK1,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Couples
Interesting intake into the history and heritage of Wirksworth. Demonstrating different industries and historical events, the museum is well presented, offering ideal displays and information for different age groups from children to grandparents. Covers a wide range of features. Shop and cafe are also available to visit. Although the price of entry rather expensive, it's worth a visit.
Written 5 February 2022
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JKtribe
Disley, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
Very good museum with lots of local colour. Good way to spend an hour or two. Learnt a lot about the history of the village, nice touch with the audio of actual villagers reminiscing
Written 11 December 2021
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Julie P
United Kingdom1,780 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
For a small provincial museum this packs quite a punch. Situated in an old house, that has obviously had significant funding, there is a lift to reach the upper level or stairs. It tells the story of Wirksworth through a timeline, it's people, the industries and general history. I learnt things I never knew. There are some interactive displays and an attempt has been made to engage children as well. In one room there is a rotating display which sadly was being changed on the day we were there. Not to worry the small entrance fee gives you a ticket that last a year, so keep it safe.

There's a cafe on the back which sells snacks, cakes and drinks, and has toilets. There's also a small shop.
Written 8 December 2021
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Anselm1956
London, UK83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
Wirksworth was one of the first towns to open a heritage centre and the displays over two smallish floors capture the story of the town well. The fixed displays are varied and informative and backed up by interactive screens showing imaged and also featuring recordings. I certainly learned a lot about the place and its prominence in the lead mining industry and links to fame. Well worth a visit.
Written 24 November 2021
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Joanne Fuller
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Couples
Fabulous little cafe, really good quality food well priced. Staff friendly and the coffee ☕ yummy. The cake selection looked great as well
Written 13 November 2021
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Michael0243
London, UK5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Very informative museum with enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff—- a most enjoyable visit in an interesting town, with an interesting heritage railway nearby
Written 28 September 2021
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Wirksworth Heritage Centre is open:
  • Tue - Tue 09:00 - 16:00
  • Thu - Sun 09:00 - 16:00


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