Open Every Day

10am - 5pm

Our shop is open, and the café is temporarily operating a reduced service for take-away drinks and cakes only. The ‘Stories in Stone’ temporary exhibition, and our permanent exhibition, are also open and you can enjoy the spectacular views from our rooftop walk.

Our Visitor Centre at Walltown Country Park is also open and table seating is available inside our kiosk.

Visit The Sill website to find out more information and plan your visit.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre
Once Brewed
Bardon Mill
NE47 7AN

About the visitor centre

National Landscape Discovery Centre, Northumberland National Park’s brand new visitor attraction will excite and inspire people of all ages to explore the landscape, history, culture and heritage of Northumberland.

When construction began in November 2015, Northumberland National Park Authority also launched The Sill Activity programme to engage people of all ages throughout the region in the project. To date, there have been over 400 Sill-related events providing a range of educational and volunteering opportunities connected to the landscape and heritage of the Park.

Jean Davidson

Jean Davidson

Chairman, NNPA

The Sill gives Northumberland and the rest of the UK a new world-class facility and visitor experience in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s the perfect gateway for people of all ages to explore and enjoy the landscapes, history and rich culture of Northumberland and the wider region