North Sussex Centre

Visitors beneath the Louis Laguerre ceiling painting of Pandora's box, on the Grand Staircase at Petworth House, West Sussex.

The North Sussex Centre of the National Trust was formed in 1978 and draws its membership from Horsham, Crawley and surrounding areas.

The Centre is run voluntarily by members and its aim is to enable members to enjoy a varied programme of activities and to meet other people with similar interests.   It also provides opportunities for members to support the National Trust through fund raising for local properties.

The North Sussex Centre organises a series of afternoon lectures at Wesley (formerly Methodist) Hall, London Road, Horsham during the autumn and winter months.

Outings and holidays have coach boarding points in Horsham and Crawley. 

Other social and fund raising events and holidays are also arranged, including Christmas and Spring lunch events.  

A Newsletter is sent to members three times a year.   This gives details of forthcoming activities and reports on events which have taken place.

The annual membership fee is £15.00 per member and includes entry to all lectures.   Visitors pay £5.00 per lecture. 

To find out about joining us, please contact Jeremy Balaam on 01403 730162 or

Events 2018

26th September 2018: Late Summer Outing to Rye and Bateman’s

11th October 2018: Lecture 2.30 pm, Tale from a career as a Head Teacher by Derrick Hughs                          
Wesley Hall, Horsham

8th November 2018: Lecture 2.30pm,The restoration of London’s Lost link to the Sea by Graeme Lewington
Wesley Hall, Horsam

29 November 2018: CHRISTMAS LUNCH at Russ Hill Hotel, Surrey

6th December 2018: Lecture 2.30pm, Tales from the River Bank, a glimpse of past life in the River Ouse Valley by Ian Everest
Wesley Hall, Horsham

Events 2019

10th January 2019: Lecture 2.30 pm, How to Grow Old, Disgracefully by Lady Crabtree
 Wesley Hall, Horsham

14th February 2019: Lecture 2.30 pm, Portsmouth Harbour and the Three Ships by Frances Farra-Brown
Wesley Hall. Horsham

7th March 2019: AGM 2.15pm & Lecture, Standen Gardens - their care and new development by James Masters
Wesley Hall, Horsham   

11th April 2019: Lecture 2.30 pm,Lisbon and its Little Yellow Trams by Ian Gledhill
Wesley Hall, Horsham

9th - 13th May 2019: Group Holiday to Liverpool - Details in next Newsletter/Web update

January and March outings are currently being planned.