Stockport Heritage Trust

Protecting the past for future generations

Registered charity no. 700124

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Stockport Heritage Trust formed in 1986 and became a registered charity (no. 700124)  the following year.

We have a small Heritage Centre in St. Mary’s Parish Church on the Market Place, which houses our large local picture collection, shop and advice from volunteers if we can help. If not, we’ll try to point in the right direction to someone who can.

We also provide exhibitions, talks, walks around the Borough, and published research projects.

The Trust  originally formed to save the unique Fifteenth Century Staircase House (also on the Market Place) from demolition. After many years of hard work by Trust members, Stockport Council  took on the project, resulting in the award-winning museum you can visit today.

Having raised money over the years for Staircase House, we were delighted to provide a handcarved tester bed, now on display.



To compliment this, we also funded the establishment of a local group of embroiderers - the 'Staircase Stitchers' who created beautiful crewel work bed hangings and other authentic replica items for the House.

1940’s Display

St. Mary’s Parish Church on the Market Place

Class picture from St. Mary’s Parish Church School, one of a collection of hundreds in the Heritage Centre, from various Stockport schools.

Selection of books researched and published by Trust members

Crewel work curtains and monochrome bedding produced by the Stitchers, using authentic materials.