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Open Week begins!

4th June 2021

This weekend is the start of The National Lottery’s Open Week, running from 5th-13th June. Don’t miss this opportunity to access special offers or free entry to lots of your favourite places, as National Lottery funded venues say a very special #ThanksToYou to players.

Between Saturday 5th and Sunday 13th June, all you need to do is a present a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard (digital or physical), to get access.

So here’s our top five picks of places to visit this weekend to kickstart Open Week:

Mandinga Arts Costume Studio

1) Get dressed up for the occasion with free entry to the Mandinga Arts Costume Studio in south London. Explore their collection of exciting and colourful costumes, props and puppets!

British Motor Museum

2) If fast cars are more your thing, the British Motor Museum in Warwickshire is offering discounted entry to see the world’s largest collection of historic British cars – from the first Land Rover to Lady Penelope’s FAB1.


3) Over in Wales, there’s free entry to RSBP Ynys-hir where you can enjoy the fresh air, stunning landscapes and of course the chance to spot some feathered friends.

Collective 2019. Photo: Tom Nolan

4) In Edinburgh, you can enjoy a guided tour of Collective at Calton Hill, taking in the fascinating site with a rich history of astronomy, time-keeping and art, over the past 200 years.

Redbridge Museum

5) If the weather isn’t looking so good for an outdoor trip, then try a trail of a different kind with Redbridge Museum’s Wonder Women Virtual trail, where you can learn about women in the borough through objects, photos and sounds.

If none of these sound up your street, then have a search for the offers available in your area here.