The National Stone Centre often hosts special temporary exhibitions. In the past these have included exhibitions of moon rock, building materials, sculptures, geophysics, paintings and the mineral wealth of great estates.
Arts on Site: Artists frequently work on this beautiful and awe inspiring site. Every September the National Stone Centre participates in the acclaimed Wirksworth Arts Festival, each year adding new temporary or permanent pieces. There are examples of stone sculpture and carving both inside and outside the Discovery Centre. Find the three stone towers designed by local artist Dennis O’Connor and built by expert wallers Gordon and Jason Wilton.