roup and School Visits
If you have a group who would like to visit out of hours, or out of season, call us in advance and we’ll arrange it for you.
School visits are especially welcome, we have up to date teachers’ packs and curriculum advice.
10% discount for groups of 20 or more.
We can arrange guided walks around Wirksworth and light refreshments.
If you would like more information about this, or just to discuss your ideas and have a look at our current exhibition, please contact us.
Location and Directions
We are in the centre of Wirksworth on the corner of St Johns Street and St Mary’s Gate. The Market Place pay and display car park is a 2 minute walk and the town centre bus stop is less.
From the car park facing the Natwest Bank turn right, cross at the pelican crossing and continue down St Johns Street. We are on the left after the Cruck Beam.
Wirksworth has a regular bus service the 6:1 which runs from both Derby and Bakewell
About Wirksworth’s Location
Situated about two miles to the south of the PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK boundary, 13 miles north of DERBY and 4 miles from MATLOCK, Wirksworth offers both beautiful countryside and a charming local history.
Wirksworth has many fine old buildings with picturesque alleys and craftsmen’s yards, so take time to explore the narrow streets and the maze of interesting alleyways by foot whilst admiring the old buildings, the wonderful CHURCH OF ST MARY’S and the lovely views.
The local countryside offers wonderful opportunities for walking and cycling. Nearby attractions include ECCLESBOURNE VALLEY RAILWAY, THE NATIONAL STONE CENTRE and the HIGH PEAK TRAIL is only a mile away which offers 15 miles of off-road cycling and walking on the track bed of the historic Cromford and the High Peak Railway.