About Us

Opened by HRH Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, on 26 March 2001, The Natural World Centre is a visitor centre set in the heart of Whisby Nature Park, a local nature reserve with six miles of walks around five lakes. The Natural World Centre is a ‘quality assured visitor attraction’, assessed by the Visit England’s Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Scheme (VAQAS).

The Centre was made possible by the following funders and sponsors:

  • Millennium Commission
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust
  • Stamford Developments Ltd
  • SITA Environmental Trust
  • EU KONVER II Programme
  • Lafarge Aggregates
  • Waste Recycling Environmental Ltd
  • George Fischer
  • Derbyshire Environmental Trust
  • Environment Agency
  • Upper Witham Internal Drainage Board
  • Pennells Nurseries
  • Cargill plc
  • British Sugar
  • Longwood Quarries
  • Advanta Seeds UK Ltd
  • Thorpe on the Hill Parish Council
  • Robert Teal Ltd

The Our Changing World exhibition was open from 2000 to 2016 and was made possible by the following organisations:

  • Millennium Commission
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • EU Objective 2 programme
  • The Countryside Agency through the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund.

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The Natural World Centre is managed by Lincs Inspire Ltd working in partnership to inspire North Kesteven.