The Sill Celebrates 5th Birthday
The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, located along Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site in Northumberland National Park, celebrates its fifth birthday.
The award-winning, £14.8 million state of the art visitor centre has welcomed over half a million visitors since opening on 29 July 2017, including high profile guests including HRH Prince Charles who officially opened the centre.
Tony Gates, Chief Executive at Northumberland National Park Authority, said: “It’s been an incredible five years and I am immensely proud of how The Sill has become a destination from which people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy and experience the rich landscape of Northumberland.
“It was our vision to create a visitor experience which would excite and inspire people to ask big questions about landscape and encourage them to learn more about the fantastic natural and cultural heritage of Northumberland, and it has been a pleasure to see this vision come to life over the past five years.
“The Sill was an ambitious project, and it has been incredibly rewarding to see more and different people accessing and experiencing Northumberland National Park. Both the building and the engagement programme provide a breadth of opportunities for people to engage with nature and heritage regardless of their ability or previous knowledge, and we’re confident this will continue as we build on The Sill’s success so far.
“I would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to staff at the Northumberland National Park Authority, to visitors, our partners and funders, who have helped us reach this milestone.”