The Sill



Wednesday 19th July ahead of the official opening on Saturday 29th July


Northumberland National Park Authority is very pleased to announce the opening of its £14.8m state-of-the-art visitor centre on Hadrian’s Wall. Our natural parks are for everyone and a key part of our vision for The Sill is to allow people of all ages and backgrounds to explore our landscapes and heritage. You are invited to visit on Wednesday 19th July ahead of the official opening on Saturday 29th July. The visit will last one and half hours and consist of a guided tour, activities and refreshments.

If you are able to attend, please sign up for one of the following time slots:14.30 – 16.00, 16.00 – 17.30, 17.30 – 19.00, 19.00 – 20.30

The Sill, which is the UK’s first National Landscape Discovery Centre, is the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park and YHA England and Wales and has been made possible by National Lottery players through a £7.8m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

The Sill is the single most significant initiative to be undertaken in rural Northumberland in a generation and will transform how people engage with landscape, nature and the great outdoors.

The Sill is the perfect gateway for people of all ages to explore and enjoy the landscapes, history and rich culture of Northumberland and the wider region and we hope you can join us to realise our ambition.

The Sill building features fixed and temporary exhibitions focusing on landscape, culture and heritage, several learning and event spaces, a 90 seater café showcasing local produce, a world-class Youth Hostel, a rural business hub to house and support new and emerging rural enterprises, a shop packed with local produce, arts and crafts, a tourist information service and a fully accessible Whin Sill grassland roof, the only one of its kind in the world.

We would be thrilled if you were able to join us for a behind the scenes look at what we have achieved before The Sill opens to the public.

RSVP is essential. RSVP to Sharon Robson before Friday 14th July either by calling 01434 611 536 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.