Manchester Centre

We support our local properties, including Dunham Massey © Alan Novelli

We support our local properties, including Dunham Massey

The Manchester Centre was 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 ad hoc 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, with an entrance fee of £2.50.

Our Centre is self supporting and we also raise money for the National Trust from our activities. It is run by an elected committee who welcome new members as well as fresh ideas.

Membership is £9 per year for a single person and £14 per year for dual membership (two people living at the same address).

For more information, please contact our Membership Secretary Brian Eachus on 0161 643 7423 or