The Manchester Centre is a voluntary association of National Trust Supporters founded by Dorothy Barton in 1948 as the first National Trust Centre.

Today, at the Manchester Centre we aim to bring together like-minded people with a programme of social events such as enlightening and entertaining talks during the winter months and day trips to properties and gardens in the summer. Recent excursions have included East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall, Rufford Old Hall and Plas Newydd. There is an annual lunch for members and other  events in response to members’ requests.

Talks are held on the first Thursday of each month between October and April at The Methodist Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester, M1 1JQ,

Entrance fee Members £2.50, Guests £3.50 which includes refreshments.


We welcome guests to our Talks at the invitation of our members or the committee.  Guests may attend up to three Talks before deciding whether to take up membership of the Manchester Centre”. 


If our Guests become members on the day, the £3.50 will be refunded 

Our Centre is self-supporting and we also raise money for the National Trust from our activities. In recent years we have donated over £9,000 to trust appeals.

The Manchester Centre is run by an elected committee, and we welcome new members as well as fresh ideas.

Membership is £10 per year for a single person or £16 per year for dual membership (two people living at the same address). 


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