Residents Survey

The new Wirksworth Heritage Centre will be opening its doors in the summer of 2018 and we want to find out more about what local residents think about the local area, their community and the plans we have. We would really appreciate it if you could answer a few questions – it will only a few minutes to complete.
If you complete the survey, you can enter the prize draw. Two lucky winners will each receive £100 of vouchers to spend in local Wirksworth stores!
The new Wirksworth Heritage Centre project involves the renovation, conversion and fitting out of a three-storey town house building in St John’s Street to create a new Heritage Centre for Wirksworth.  The £1.6m redevelopment project – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – will create a new venue for Wirksworth’s heritage centre.

The new building will have exhibitions, our museum collection, a studio and meeting room, a shop and a new café – to be named after the Webster family who kindly bequeathed us the building in 2012.  Exhibitions and displays will illustrate Wirksworth’s long history and our museum rooms will include spaces for temporary exhibitions, and we will borrow items from other museum collections to display on a regular basis. The studio will be large enough and equipped to accommodate visiting groups and school trips.

The centre will also be the base for a big programme of new heritage, learning and cultural events and activities over the next few years. This will help to attract thousands of new visitors to Wirksworth, widening the economic impact of our project amongst local shops and tradespeople.

Volunteers will support the management of the heritage centre and the delivery of the organisation’s activities. 

A programme of events and activities to bring that collection alive for local people, schools and visitors.   

We are doing this survey to help us to monitor our impact on the town and to make sure that we take the views of local people into account.  We are being helped to do this by Information by Design, who are a research company and members of the Market Research Society.  Please be assured that we will treat your data confidentially and in line with the Data Protection Act.  You can see our data privacy policy on our website (