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|National Stone Centre|
|Contact for visits:||Janice Critchley, Diane P||Year established: 1990|
|Address:||Porter Lane, Middleton, Wirksworth, Derbyshire DE4 4LS|
|Email:||nsc [at] nationalstonecentre.org.uk|
|Website:||http://www.nationalstonecentre.org.uk||Show on museum map|
|Area of interest:||Stone craft-related training / hosting visits / holding archives / library /specimen collection / publications /preservation of remains / advice on stone.|
|Main geographical areas:||
|Opening times:||Office Hours: 9:00am to 5:15pm –Monday to Friday.
Exhibition Centre & Shop: Summer 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. (Monday to Sunday) Winter 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
|Current admission details:||Exhibition: Adults £1.80. Concessionary £1.20. Children 90p. Guided trails: £25 per group (25 per group). prices vary for other activities.|
|Educational facilities:||Contact Diane Payne - quarry visits / guided trails etc.|
Various quarry history projects (Mendips, Peak District, Derbyshire, Devon, Wales, Leicestershire, Channel Islands).
Geodiversity project in Peak District, Derbyshire. Virtual Quarry Internet site (with Quarry Products Association).
|Publicity:||See Internet site, particularly "Educational Use of Aggregates".|
|Location:||One mile north of Wirksworth NGR SK 288552|
|How to get there:||By Road: From the A6 at Cromford turn south and follow the signs to Wirksworth (A5012 / B5036); turn right at the top of the hill (onto B5035) at which point the centre is signposted. From Ashbourne take the B5035 (9 miles).
By Rail: 2.5 mile walk from Cromford Station.
By Bus: Bus services to Cromford and Wirksworth.
|Additional information:||The site is based on a complex of six disused quarries that contain many features of quarrying, mining and geological interest. The High Peak Trail, a disused railway line used by cyclists and walkers cuts through the site. The Visitor Centre tells the "Story of Stone" in the UK -its formation, history, uses, technology and environmental aspects. The site contains a gift shop, cafe and there is disabled access to the trails and buildings. Large free coach and car park.|
Last updated: 30/10/2017
Printed on: 26/01/2020