National Stone Centre

Porter Lane, Middleton by Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4LS
High Peak Trail Wirksworth England DE4 GB

Come and experience Derbyshire as it was 300 million years ago! Follow the fossil trail, linger by a tropical lagoon and clamber over ancient reefs.

You can also walk along the Millenium Wall to admire the variety of dry stone walling styles from around the country. Drop into the visitor to see the “Building Britain” exhibition; look at rocks under the microscope, discover what our planet is made of and how we use rocks and stone in our everyday lives.

The centre is packed with activities for children ranging from fossil rubbing to triggering an earthquake, there is plenty to occupy all the family. And you can book one of their traditional craft courses in Dry Stone Walling or Stone Carving?

There is also a cafe to relax in and the you can visit their wonderful shop that has lots interesting rocks, minerals and fossils.

Facilities: Limited facilities for the disabled; – Disabled Parking available with level access to Visitor Centre. Outdoor trail follows the natural contours and is not accessible for wheelchairs.

Opening Times: All year round. See website for Visitor Centre opening times and fees.

Costs: Free Admission

Photo Credits: © National Stone Centre

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