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'A Ticket To Your Happy Place' Portrait Series

To celebrate the return of The National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend, which offers discounts and free entry at venues across the UK from 5th -13th June, iconic photographer Tom Oldham has captured a series of thirteen portraits that celebrate all the places that make us happy, that we love to visit, and have missed over the past year. Explore the portraits here.

Pages 1-2: Olympic Boxing Champion Nicola Adams at Fight For Peace, London

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Pages 2-3: Writer/ Director Marley at the BFI Southbank, London

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Pages 4-5: Artist Adam at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Cornwall

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Pages 5-6: Volunteer Glenis at the Black Country Living Museum,

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Pages 7-8: Volunteer Tom at Strawberry Hill House, London

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Pages 8-9: Photographer Tal at RSPB Sandwell Valley,

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Pages 10-12: Swimmers Dan and Xavier at The National Pool, Wales

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Pages 13-14: Big Lunch Attendee Serena at The Eden Project, Cornwall

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Pages 14-15: Volunteer Bob at the National Museum of Flight, Scotland

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Pages 16-17: XX Akiko at The Collective Gallery, Edinburgh

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Pages 18-19: John Barnes at Wembley Stadium, London

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Pages 19-20: Kate Jones at St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff

Kate credits St Fagans National Museum of History with making her the history-obsessed person she is today. In fact, she now runs a Cardiff-based history Instagram account, which largely consists of photographs she has taken while at St Fagans and other Welsh historical sites.

“Everything about St Fagans is quintessentially Welsh to me. It's a place that makes you feel at home despite being largely outdoors. The smell is probably my favourite part; the baking bread and warm Welsh cakes mixed in with a smoky fire lit in almost every house. I don't think there is anywhere on Earth that smells as amazing as the museum.”

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