Kielder Observatory shines with silver award at North East Tourism Awards 2024

A great accolade for our observatory!


NNETA24 Team

The annual North East Tourism awards were held on Thursday 29th February at Newcastle Civic Centre, where the best of the North East’s tourism businesses attended an exciting evening to celebrate our fantastic region.

Kielder Observatory was shortlisted for the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year award, which aims to recognise visitor attractions who have under 35,000 visitors per annum. Whilst the observatory missed on the top prize to the fantastic Spanish Gallery in Bishop Aukland, we took home the Silver award in the category.

Dan Pye, Director of Astronomy at Kielder Observatory said:

“We’re very proud of the work we do here at Kielder Observatory in welcoming thousands of guests and providing an excellent experience. This award recognises that and will only spur us on to achieve gold next time.

There’s such a wonderful variety of small visitor attractions across the whole of the North East and it’s fantastic to be up there with the best of them.”

You can see the full list of winners from the night here: