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 supporting the National Trust.
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 Coming Up ?

Next Walk – 13th June Barlaston and Down’s Bank – details now on website.
Diary Dates:-
3rd July – Around Rudyard Lake

Click  on the logo to go to the Walks page

Next talk – 12th June – Through The Eyes of a Magician by Peter Turner.
Diary Dates: –
9th July – The Rugeley Poisoner – Dave Lewis

13th August – The History of Telecommunications – Nigel Holmes

Click on the logo to go to the Talks page.

Fish & Chip Canal Cruise – July 12th

Diary date:

18th September Coach visit to Richard III Visitor Centre – NB book by 18th August.

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 in 2023 of £3,500 funded the purchase of a ‘Touch To See’ tactile book and map for visually impaired visitors to the mansion. This has now been delivered to Shugbooug. In 2024 we have donated £2,500 to Shugborough to pay for a new weather station and training in the craft of hedgelaying

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 complete the application form. Membership is open to all supporters of theNational Trust 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)