Derbyshire Eco Centre, nr Wirksworth

Open 10am-4pm on all advertised open days

Derbyshire Eco Centre’s has been constructed using sustainable methods, materials and technologies including local stone, a living green roof, rainwater harvesting, air source heat pump and solar panels.

The centre and the surrounding landscape were built to gain an 'excellent' standard from the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Measure. A second phase is planned to provide further sustainable technologies with the aim of making the site self sufficient in energy.

The building is the county hub for courses and activities focusing on education for sustainable development. It supports Derbyshire County Council’s work to address climate change issues, promotes creativity through the arts, and teaches skills to help conserve the natural world and to live healthy lifestyles. The centre is an all–weather facility to deliver heritage building skills, sustainable technologies, rural crafts, arts, environment and energy saving courses.

Depending on staff availability someone will often be able to show you around for 15-20 minutes. There are also laminated sheets for each part of the building to allow people to do self-guided tours. 

If you would like a more in-depth group tour and talk lasting 90 minutes please contact the centre to discuss your needs. There will a charge for in-depth group tours.


Derbyshire Eco Centre
Porter Lane
United Kingdom
Date / Time: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 10:00 to Sunday, May 31, 2015 - 16:00

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