We have been delighted with the positive feedback we have seen and heard from our visitors.
However, one small part of the visitor centre’s interpretive display has caused mixed reactions, mainly from people reacting to media coverage and online discussions.
The display in question focuses on the role that the Giant’s Causeway has played in the historical debate about how the earth’s rocks were formed.
Our intention in this section was to provide visitors with a flavour of the wide range of opinions and views that have been put forward over the years.
Our intention was not to promote or legitimise any of these opinions or views.
Unfortunately, elements from this part of the display appear to have been taken out of context and misinterpreted by some.
A spokesman said: “Having listened to our members’ comments and concerns, we feel that clarity is needed.
“There is clearly no scientific debate about the age of the earth or how the Causeway stones were formed.
“The National Trust does not endorse or promote any other view.
“Our exhibits, literature and audio guides for visits to the Causeway stones and this renowned World Heritage Site all reflect this.
“To ensure that no further misunderstanding or misrepresentation of this exhibit can occur, we have decided to review the interpretive materials in this section.”
Our focus at the Giant’s Causeway is to ensure that the 700,000 or so visitors we expect to welcome in the coming year will have a thoroughly enjoyable, informative and rewarding visit. During this summer we have extended opening times from 9a.m. to 9p.m. See www.nationaltrust.org.uk/giants-causeway/ for details of opening times, pre booking arrangements and specials deals for those who arrive by green transport.
>>update Wednesday 3 October: Review now completed, see details here>>