Wirksworth Heritage Centre illustrates Wirksworth’s long history and the qualities that make it so distinctive today. Take a tour around the brand new museum, relax in the café or pick up a souvenir in the gift shop. Wirksworth is accessible using the 6.1 and other local bus services from Matlock, Matlock Bath and Cromford market place or on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway from Duffield.
Wirksworth Heritage Centre illustrates Wirksworth’s long history and distinctiveness.
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