Free offers for National Lottery players across the UK
National Lottery players raise £30million for good causes every week. Since March 2020, over £1billion of National Lottery funding has helped communities, people and organisations impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic get back on their feet.
To say a big ‘thank you’ to players, hundreds of National Lottery supported projects are taking part in this year’s National Lottery Open Week between 5-13 June.
What’s on offer?
Many heritage sites are offering free entry offers throughout the week.
Here are six of our favourite offers from across the UK:
Burton Constable Hall and Grounds, East Yorkshire
Burton Constable has 30 rooms and 330 acres of parkland teeming with wildlife to explore. In 2012, the 15th century manor house received a £417,800 National Lottery grant to restore its Grade I listed stable block. The stable kitchen now serves up refreshments and treats for visitors. National Lottery players can gain free entry on Thursday 10 June.
RSPB Ynys-Hir, Mid Wales
The Ynys-Hir nature reserve brings together a remarkable mix of habitats, including woodlands, marshes, grasslands and freshwater pools. A £250,000 National Lottery Heritage Emergency Fund grant helped staff look after the reserve's stunning wildlife during the pandemic. They're offering to National Lottery players free entry throughout Open Week.
National Museum of Flight, Scotland
As the only national museum collecting commercial flight heritage in the UK, the National Museum of Flight in East Fortune provides a fascinating insight into aviation history. Originally a First and Second World War airfield, the museum holds more than 50 original aircrafts and the popular Concorde Experience. This Open Week they are offering free entry on 12 and 13 June.
The Nottingham landmark (main image) is set to reopen on 21 June following a £30million re-development project, which included over £14m funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Nine exhibition spaces and new outdoor heritage trails will delve into Nottingham’s stories, including that of local legend Robin Hood. National Lottery players can enter a prize draw to gain free entry.
RSPB Belfast Window on Wildlife
Belfast's Window on Wildlife, on the shores of Belfast Lough, is home to birds and wildlife from all over the world. A £214,900 Heritage Emergency Fund helped RSPB Northern Ireland open visitor facilities and connect people to nature during the pandemic, including through online live streams. To say thank you, they are offering free entry on 5–7 June and 9–13 June.
Strawberry Hill House, London
Situated on the banks of the Thames in Twickenham, Strawberry Hill House was the home of politician, writer and art historian Horace Walpole (1717-1797). The Georgian Gothic Revival residence previously received National Lottery grants totalling over £5.5m for its restoration, completed in 2015. In recent times, a £163,900 Heritage Emergency Fund supported the splendid house through the pandemic. To say thanks, during Open Week it will offer 2-for-1 entry to National Lottery ticket holders.
See all the offers
Beyond free entry, the range of offers includes exclusive behind the scenes tours, online events and hot drinks on the house.
See the National Lottery Open Week website for a full list of offers, including how to access them.