Currently Closed

Update – Following the new Government guidelines announced on Wednesday 30th December  2020, The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre will be closed from Thursday 31st December 2020 until further notice.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre will be open every day from 10 am to 4 pm from Saturday 5th December with the exception of Christmas Day.

From W/C 4th January, The Sill will be opening only on weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Good To Go England logo A one-way system is in place throughout the building, giving people the option to visit some areas of The Sill including toilet facilities and the shop. There will also be a kiosk providing refreshments and additional picnic tables have been added to the outdoor area.

Unfortunately, our rooftop walk will remain closed due to viewing platforms not being permitted under Tier 3 guidelines.

Staff will be on hand to advise on the new safety measures we have put in place to manage social distancing.

Visit The Sill website to find out more –

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.

Glen Sanderson at The Sill site

Glen Sanderson

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