You can learn more about The Gasworks by visiting our heritage drop in, open to the public throughout the week. If you are a school and would like to plan a visit, please get in touch with our Gasworks Manager.


The Gasworks Sudbury was built around 1874. Designed by George Devey, an architect known for his work on English country houses, it produced gas for Sudbury Hall and many houses in the village. The Gasworks was dismantled in the 1930s and quickly fell into disrepair.

Local volunteers formed Sudbury Gasworks Restoration Trust in 2014 to save the building. The project was awarded £1.59m grant funding by the National Lottery Heritage Fund in 2019.

The Derbyshire Grade II listed building, once named a Building at Risk by Derbyshire Historic Building Trust, is now restored. The building includes a drop-in heritage area for visitors to learn about its history and can be hired for events of up to 120 people.