Festive opening hours

Winter closure times Friday 22nd December until Wednesday 3rd January

Thank you to everyone that has supported NCRC this year! We hope you have a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year.  Our office will be closed from Friday 22nd December until Wednesday 3rd January 2024. To check Trafford Hall opening times and to book a visit, please check with YHA Chester Trafford […]

Help us build an outdoor classroom

Family in the grounds of Trafford Hall Chester

In 2020 on the passing of one of NCRC’s greatest supporters, Professor John Hills, Dame Sue Owen launched a memorial fund in his honour.   John, who was married to Anne Power, Chair and founder of NCRC, was passionate about the work of the NCRC and Trafford Hall in helping people fulfil their potential.  So far, with the amazing […]

25% off stays at Trafford Hall

drone shot of the traffors hall building

Situated just outside the city centre of Chester, YHA Chester Trafford Hall now offers brand-new hostel accommodation and if you book during January, you will get 25% off! YHA Chester Trafford Hall was originally built in 1756 and combines the grandeur of a glorious Georgian house with modern, sustainable facilities. Private and dorm rooms are […]

Remembering Richard Rogers

Richard Rogers, Trafford Hall

One of Britain’s most celebrated architects and great friend and colleague of Trafford Hall and the NCRC, Richard Rogers, has sadly passed away.   Richard was known for designing some of the world’s most famous buildings including the Pompidou Centre and the Millennium Dome. He was a founding Director of Trafford Hall since its inception in 1988 and the charity’s President from 1991 until 2019.  Richard’s passion for architecture came from creating places for all people and through this passion Richard was instrumental in helping […]

Highly Commended Conservation!

Birdseye view of Trafford Hall

Trafford Hall has received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Sustainable Development category at the 2021 Cheshire West and Chester Civic Awards for Design and Conservation. The awards celebrate the best examples of recent changes to the built environment.   The Trafford Hall buildings and grounds are ran by the National Community and Resource Centre (NCRC) which is a charity, helping to change where and how […]

community volunteers painting a wall

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