Staffordshire Centre

National Trust Staffordshire Centre

Who are we ?

We are a group of National Trust supporters who provide a range of activities to enable our members to meet socially, make new friends and get more out of their National Trust membership.
Funds raised are used to support our local properties. To find out more visit our About Us page

What Do we Do ?

In the winter months we have regular meetings, where we enjoy talks on a wide range of topics.
We organise a walk in every month of the year. In the summer we organise interesting coach and car visits, where you can enjoy the company of friendly people with similar interests.

Who Do We Support ?

In our first fifty years we have raised over £100,000 for local National Trust properties. Recently our efforts have been concentrated on the Shugborough Estate, where we have committed to be the sole sponsor of the second hand bookshop. Find out more

Bookshop Shugborough - David Goacher

What's New?

Cannock Chase Sherbrook Valley by William Hook

2024 Walk  Programme now underway.
Diary Dates:-
21st March - Cannock Chase Sherbrook Valley details now on website.
11th April - Barton under Needwood
2nd May - Bluebells at Hem Heath

Click  on the logo to go to the Walks page

Next talk - The History of The Gatehouse - Keith Harrison - 12th March

Diary Dates: -
9th April - 50th AGM 2024
14th May - The Violin - Natalie Cummings

Click on the logo to go to the Talks page.

Car Visit to Harvington hall - April 17th

Details now posted on website.
Click on the logo to go to the Visits page.

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird, Christine Matthews

2024 Holiday to Kendal still open for booking but only twin rooms left!

Itinerary has been updated and an additional visit arranged.
Click on the logo to go to the Events page and scroll to the bottom.

The bulk of our 50th anniversary donation of £3,500 funded the purchase of a 'Touch and See' tactile book and map for visually impaired visitors to the mansion. The balance is paying for a redesign of the yew garden - now to be called the Serenity Garden - and some labelling of trees in the arboretum
To see the latest news on the progress on these projects, check out the Shugborough December update. Click on the Logo to learn more.

Join In

Why not join us for a walk or come along to one of our talks.
Talks are held in Walton Village Hall, Milford ST17 0LD at 2.30pm – usually on the second Tuesday in the month, and are followed by tea, coffee and biscuits. Check out our Events page to see our current programme and details of how to join in on our walks, talks and visits.

Join Up

Membership only costs £8 a year. For this you get access to a full programme of events and a Newsletter that we publish twice a year. To see how to join, visit our Join Us page and download the application form. Membership is open to National Trust members, volunteers and staff from Stafford and the surrounding villages.  

Help Preserve Our Special Places - Forever

If you want to get more out of the National Trust, make new friends and help support the historic places and countryside that we all care about, check out our Events page, give us a try and join us.

Mute swan spreading its wings at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire - David Goacher (NTPL)