Hundreds of special heritage offers across the UK this spring

Hundreds of special heritage offers across the UK this spring

A family look at a bird nesting box display
RSPB Belfast Window on Wildlife is offering free entry. Credit: Brian Morrison.
National Lottery Open Week is back, taking place from Saturday 9 to Sunday 17 March.

To say thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by players, National Lottery-funded venues are offering free entry, discounts and special deals throughout National Lottery Open Week 2024.

How do I claim an offer?

Anyone with a scratch card or lottery ticket can take up an offer.

Take a look at our offer highlights below. Let us know where you visit on social media using #ThanksToYou.

Offer highlights

Free entry

Hundreds of National Trust sites and venues are throwing their doors open for free including Powis Castle and Garden in Wales and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Fountains Abbey in North Yorkshire and Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.

National Trust for Scotland is taking part, offering free access to heritage places like Drum Castle, Fall House of Dun and Gladstone’s Land.

Explore RSPB reserves such as Belfast’s Window on Wildlife, Burton Mere Wetlands, Conwy Nature Reserve and Loch Lomond Nature Reserve, which is also offering free mini-beast hunt kits. Or take part in a free mountain hare walk at Dove Stone reservoir, Greater Manchester.

Visit breathtaking English Heritage sites for free including Eltham Palace, Dover Castle, Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Garden, Pendennis Castle, Marble Hill and more. 

You can also get free entry to inspiring places including Eden Project, Horniman Museum aquarium, Scottish Maritime Museum, Ulster Folk Museum and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens among many others.

People walk across the iconic landscape of the Giant's Causeway coastal route
Hundreds of National Trust sites are participating to thank National Lottery players for their help to support vital conservation work. Image: Giant's Causeway.

Free guided tours and walks

Many places are offering free tours and walks including Royal Shakespeare Company, Stephenson Steam Railway, Union Chapel, Coventry Cathedral, Poole’s Cavern, and Boathouse 4 with tours of a 1940’s steamboat.

2-for-1 deals

There are lots of 2-for-1 deals including at Crich Tramway Village, HMS Belfast, IWM Duxford and Foundling Museum.

Two vintage trams on the village tramway
Enjoy vintage tram rides with views of the surrounding Derwent Valley at Crich Tramway Village.

Kids go free

This year kids go free at many places as well including Tower of London, Black Country Living Museum, Kensington Palace and Glasgow Science Centre.

Special discounts

You can get access to special discounts at Chester Zoo, Brooklands Museum, National Glass Centre Shop and Nene Valley Railway.

Find an offer near you

Explore all the offers available during Open Week on The National Lottery website.

Have a venue and want to take part?

If your heritage project has received National Lottery funding, there is still time to sign up to take part in National Lottery Open Week 2024.

It's a great way to get publicity for your project and reach new audiences.

Find out more on signing up your project.

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