Special offers at stunning heritage sites across the UK
Every week National Lottery players raise more than £30million for good causes, changing the lives of people and communities up and down the country. More than £45bn has been raised since 1994.
It has made a huge difference for many of the UK’s heritage treasures – from museums and music halls to lighthouses and lakes.
To say a big #ThanksToYou to players, hundreds of National Lottery-funded historic sites and venues are making a special offer during National Lottery Open Week, taking place from 19-27 March 2022.
Simply show a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard to unlock exciting offers, including free entry, behind-the-scenes access or a special tour.
Find out some of our favourite things to do during the week below.
Things to do
Find out what happens behind the scenes on a special tour of the archive for National Lottery players. Discover some of the treasures in its collection, which documents over 900 years of Suffolk’s history.
RSPB Loch Leven nature reserve
Set on the southern shore of the loch, the reserve is teeming with nature and wildlife to discover. Hire a children’s explorer backpack for free – perfect for budding adventurers.
Royal Victoria Chapel, Southampton
Climb 109 steps on a free Tower tour and ring one of the Grade II* Chapel’s three bells before enjoying the spectacular views across the Solent.
Souter Lighthouse and The Leas – National Trust, South Shields
South Tyneside’s iconic maritime landmark is offering free entry throughout the week. Take in the amazing view at the top of the tower and enjoy a clifftop walk.
Aston Hall, Birmingham
Explore over 30 rooms of this grand mansion, including King Charles’ Chamber, the elaborate Great Stairs and the breath-taking Long Gallery. Top it off with a walk in Lady Holte’s Garden. 50% off entry to Aston Hall is available throughout the week.
Dance Base Scotland, Edinburgh
Dance Base is Scotland's National Centre for Dance. Its iconic building in the heart of Edinburgh's Grassmarket has classes for all levels, including complete beginners. Try a class for just £5 during Open Week.
Band on the Wall, Manchester
Band on the Wall is a cornerstone of Manchester’s thriving music and cultural landscape, with a history dating back two centuries. They are offering 20% off tickets to their gigs and events throughout the week.
WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre, Comber
Get up close to wetland wildlife at Castle Espie Wetland Centre with a 2-for-1 ticket offer. Take in stunning views of Strangford Lough from the Observatory and discover Northern Ireland’s largest population of ducks and geese from around the world.
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
Gain free entry to the 900-year-old Norwich Castle and explore its international collections in archaeology, natural history, regimental history and fine, decorative and contemporary art.
The Holocaust Exhibition & Learning Centre, Huddersfield
The centre will be bringing out some of its rarest collections for National Lottery players. Go along to meet the archivist and find out what it means to preserve Holocaust heritage.
The Penllergare Trust, near Swansea
Discover the magic of the Penllergare Valley Woods on a peaceful woodland walk and enjoy a free hot drink in the community-run coffee shop. This Victorian estate has something for everyone with a mix of woodlands, gardens, a majestic waterfall and lakes.
The Leach Pottery Studio & Museum, St Ives
In 2020, Leach Pottery celebrated 100 years since its founders, Bernard Leach and Shoji Hamada, set up this delightful studio in Cornwall. Discover more about its enthralling history with free entry to the Leach Pottery Museum or take part in a free workshop.
Creggan Country Park, Derry-Londonderry
Explore nature and fascinating industrial heritage at Creggan Country Park, where you can take in the sights and sounds of this unique green space. Afterwards warm up with a free tea or coffee and cake and enjoy the views from the café balcony.
WWT Llanelli Wetland Centre
Discover all sorts of wonderful birds and wildlife, including colourful flamingos, and for families there is an adventure playground too. Llanelli Wetland Centre is offering 2-for-1 entry throughout the week.
Charles Dickens Museum, London
Tour the home which once belonged to the young and ambitious Charles Dickens. The Charles Dickens Museum is offering free entry from 23-25 March where you can see personal artefacts from one of Britain’s most celebrated authors.
How to claim your offer
Turn up with a National Lottery ticket or Scratchcard – physical or online – to claim the offer. Please check the venue listings for dates, times and other terms and conditions.