Here's how to exchange your old lottery ticket for free entry to the Museum of Flight at East Fortune

IF YOU have yet to experience the thrill of a visit to the National Museum of Flight, there's a chance to do so for free later this month courtesy of the National Lottery.

Monday, 18th November 2019, 4:56 pm
Museum of Flight

To mark the 25th birthday of the National Lottery the museum will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players on 23 and 24 November.

To get in for free, all you have to do is bring with you any National Lottery ticket - old or new.

More than £40 billion has been raised for good causes by players over the past 25 years in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community with the National Museum of Flight has received £1.3 million from the National Lottery.

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The money helped pay for the redevelopment of the museums two Second World War hangars, which are devoted to military and civil aviation. The National Museum of Flight is home to one of Europe's best collections of aircraft, including Scotland's Concorde.

Learn about the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day and immerse yourself in our interactive exhibitions, supersonic experiences and historic hangars and airfield.

Steve McLean, General Manager at the National Museum of Flight says, “Funding from the National Lottery has enabled us to redevelop two of our nationally significant Second World War hangars. They explore a century of aviation and present the incredible stories of some of the people behind the planes. That’s why we are offering free entry to people who visit with a National Lottery ticket - it’s a way of saying thank you to the people who have helped fund us.”

Simply follow these easy steps to redeem your special offer:

Visit www.thankstoyou.org.uk and search the #ThanksToYou events page for offers taking place near you.

Choose and check the National Museum of Flight's listing for 23 or 24 of November.

All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard.

There is one free entry per line purchased for a National draw-based game (Lotto, Euromillions, Thunderball and HotPicks) and one free entry per National Lottery Scratchcard purchased.

Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.

Present your National Lottery ticket or scratch card at the ticket booth on entry to the museum.

Full details of National Museum of Flight opening times are available here nms.ac.uk/flight