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Visitor Centre

Accredited by the Museums and Libraries and Archives- MLA


31 St Johns Street,


Tourist information is now available from the Heritage centre's new site on St. Johns Street. The information point is currently manned by volunteers so may not be open. Please call to ensure we are open.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

The information point is currently manned by volunteers so should be open every Friday and Saturday and Bank Holiday/Festival Sundays. Please call to ensure we are open.



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Map reference: SK 287538  Lat: 53.08124 Long: -1.57293

From the A6 turn onto the B5036 and go through Cromford. Continue up the hill towards Wirksworth, under an old railway bridge and down towards Wirksworth. As you approach the centre of Wirksworth, before a footbridge over the road, there is a garage on the right hand side which has a car park. There is also parking on the Market Square and off Coldwell Street behind the Vaults pub.
The number 61 bus from Bakewell to Derby stops at Wirksworth.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 4 miles from Matlock station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid

Public Areas

  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities


  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 4
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance is well lit


  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu