Northumberland National Park Authority has confirmed its £14.8m state-of the-art visitor centre will officially open to the public on Saturday 29th July 2017. The public opening is taking place during National Parks Week, an annual celebration of Britain’s 15 National Parks.
The Sill is the UK’s first National Landscape Discovery Centre and the result of an innovative partnership between Northumberland National Park Authority and YHA (England and Wales).
Located in the heart of Hadrian’s Wall UNESCO World Heritage Site and within Northumberland National Park the building sits sympathetically in the landscape and is at the forefront of sustainable design.
The Sill: National Discovery Centre 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 with local produce, arts and crafts, a tourist information service and a fully accessible Whin Sill grassland roof, planted to replicate the unique natural grassland of the surrounding area.
Appointed by Northumberland National Park Authority Montfort Catering Consultants have been working with the project team to develop the visitor café concept and business potential. To see more about this exciting project and our involvement click here.
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Posted on July 13th, 2017