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National Lottery Open Week - Special Offers & Freebies

Updated: Feb 27

This post has been updated

Lottery Open Days take place 18th-26th March 2023

Since The National Lottery’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £45 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, film, heritage and community - that's over £30 million raised for good causes each week.

Now, to say thank you, loads of these Lottery funded places are taking part in National Lottery Open Week, to say thank you.

What is The National Lottery Open Week?

The idea is simple: anyone who visits a National Lottery supported project and shows a National Lottery ticket or scratch card, between 18th and 26th March 2023, is able to take up a special offer. This could be free entry, a special discount even a great freebie!

There are lots of great attractions in our region taking part. Some offers may require pre-booking and may only be available on specific dates. Click on each link for the relevant details.

For full details on attractions taking part please visit HERE

North East

National Trust - Souter Lighthouse - Free entry18th -26th

National Trust - Gibside - Free entry 18th -26th

National Trust - Wallington - Free entry 18th-26th

National Trust - Ormesby Hall - Free entry 18th-20th/23rd-26th

National Trust - Beningbrough Hall - Free Entry 18th-19th/22nd-26th

National Trust - Seaton Delaval Hall - Free entry 18th-19th/22nd-26th

RSPB Saltholme Nature Reserve - Free entry 18th - 26th

Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery - Free entry 19th

Tees Valley Wildlife Trust - Margrove Ponds - Free goody bag 20th-24th

Discovery Museum - North East inventors Gallery Tour 20th , D-day and the 13th/18th Hussars Gallery Tour 21st, Costume Tour 23rd, Tyneside Challenge gallery tour

The Great North Museum Hancock - 2 for 1 tickets for the Planetarium 18th-26th

Segedunum Roman Fort - Free Entry 24th-25th

Hartlepower - Free Tour (We did this last year and it was really good) 20th

English Heritage - Belsay Hall - Free Entry 18th-19th/25th-26th, Behind Closed doors tour 18th/19th/25th/26th

English Heritage - Berwick Barracks - Free Entry 25th-26th. peak at the project tour 25th/26th

Arbeia Roman Fort - Tour 24th

Stephenson Steam Railway - Guided workshop tour 25th

Sunderland Museum & winter gardens - 10% in the gift shop

National Glass Centre - 10% in the gift shop

Arts centre Washington - 10% in the gift shop

I will update this list when more places sign up for the deal. Pretty much every National Trust property take part across the country. Read on to find more ideas...

Family Friendly - Further away

British Motor Museum - £2 off entry

National Museum Of Flight - Free Entry 25th/26th

Harewood House £5 tickets

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum - Free Entry

National Trust Nunnington Hall - Free Entry

Ripon Museum Trust - Free entry & 10%off in the gift shop 18th

National Trust Fountains Abbey - Free Entry 18th/26th

Acorn Bank Free entry

Skipton Town Hall & Craven Museum - Free Entry 20th

Sizergh - Free Entry 18th/19th/21st/26th

Keswick Museum - Free Entry 18th-26th

York Sculpture Park - Free Entry 18th-26th

Wentworth Woodhouse - 50% off entry

Black Country Living Museum - Free Entry 19th & 23rd

Tower Of London - 25% off

Jorvik Viking Centre - Free replica coin

The Eden Project - Free Entry 18th - 26th

Florence Nightingale Museum - 18th-26th / 22nd-26th

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