The World of Wedgwood, a unique, interactive visitor centre experience celebrating the very best of British craftsmanship. Experience Wedgwood for the day through shopping, food, visitor tours and art and craft workshops.
Our local library. Perfect for reference and leisure.
The Shire Hall Gallery is housed in the Grade 2* listed building which is situated in the heart of Stafford’s town centre. The Gallery is located in the Great Hall and consists of a large, temporary exhibition space, a Crafts Council selected Craft Shop and an historic Courtroom.
Arthur Findlay Centre in Stafford provides an exciting opportunity for the Spiritualists’ National Union to establish a permanent base in the Midlands and beyond for the further promotion and dissemination of Spiritualism. Members have asked for some time whether high quality courses similar to those run at the Arthur Findlay College could be run elsewhere in the country. Our new centre plans to deliver a range of courses, at the same high standards as at the College, at an affordable price, helping us to deliver and progress our key objects.
Whether it’s a swimming or fitness programme, children’s activities, or something to do in your spare time they have something for everyone.
Cannock Chase Council is now in partnership with Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust to manage Leisure Services.
The UK’s premiere theme park. Includes fabulous rides, Cbeebies and much more.
Trentham Monkey Forest is home to 140 free roaming Barbary macaques. The monkeys live in two groups within the forest, just as they would in the wild. Each group consists of multiple family groups including gorgeous babies, entertaining tots and older monkeys too. Visitors get an incredible insight into this amazing endangered species.
They’ve got friendly animals to look at, an adventure playground, nature trail, a woodland walk, tractor and trailer rides with Farmer Ray, and great seasonal activities always on offer.
Rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servants’ quarters, model farm and walled garden
Walking & Cycling
Stafford Leisure Centre boasts an impressive eight lane 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool with state of the art moveable floor, an Easyline gym circuit for gentle workouts housed in its own private studio, a multi-purpose fitness studio, Bodytonic beauty suite and massage, squash courts, a four-court sports hall, plus a training suite available for a range of courses and room hire.
Staffordshire County Showground is a multi purpose venue hosting a variety of events and functions all year round.
With a wide range of exhibition halls, conference suites and outdoor facilities, the Showground has the capacity to host events large and small.
The Ancient High House is one of the finest Tudor buildings in the country. Once dominating the skyline of Stafford, it is the largest remaining timber framed town house in England.
The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and a vast collection of memorials. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country.
This prominent vantage point and strategic site was quickly recognised by the Normans, who built a huge timber fortress here by 1100 AD. Originally built by Robert de Toeni, (later known as Robert of Stafford), in the Norman period, Stafford Castle has dominated the local skyline for over 900 years.
On Staffordshire Past Track you can explore Staffordshire’s history through photographs, images, maps and documents, using a range of easy to use search tools.
Ancestral Research in Stafford
Wyndale is situated perfectly for Stafford’s record office, Nicholson war memorial in Leek, the National Memorial Arboretum and also the Stafford memorial.
The record office in Stafford allows you to view Staffordshire’s archives in addition to a variety of different services which can be freely used, such as:
Stafford’s past track also gives a great insight into Stafford’s past with pictures of the whole Stafford area from times gone by.
This site allows you to look at areas within Stafford throughout the years and has a comprehensive selection of images from throughout the years of areas such as Weston Hixon, Seighford, Cannock, Rugely etc.
Some tithe apportionments have been temporarily relocated from Lichfield Record Office to Staffordshire Record Office. Please check with either office if you think that this might affect your research.
Ivor & Norah Robinson, Wyndale, 199 Corporation Street, Stafford ST16 3LQ | Tel: 01785 223069