Exhibition space

The temporary exhibition space will feature a rolling programme that will cover science, art, heritage and much more.

Our new exhibition is a celebration of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Come and discover why Northumberland is out of this world for stargazing and astronomy.

Northumberland National Park forms part of the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Unveiled in December 2013 and at 572 square miles (1,483 square kilometres) it is also Europe’s largest area of protected night sky. Thanks to its pristine skies it was awarded gold tier designation by the International Dark Sky Association, making it officially the best place in England for people to go to enjoy the heavens.

Discover how we protect this valuable resource and how you can experience it.

Northumberland National Park by Night

See the beauty of Northumberland National Park's dark skies in this incredible video.