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Thanks To You

Get Free Entry at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections between 23 November to 1 December

National Lottery funded attractions say #ThanksToYou for 25 years of support

Gilbert White & the Oates Collections is offering free entry to National Lottery players between 23 November to 1 December 2019.


They are one of hundreds of National Lottery funded venues and visitor attractions across the UK saying #ThanksToYou to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.


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.

Use any National Lottery ticket – old or new – to GET FREE ENTRY  at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections and other lottery funded projects across the UK. Visit to find the full list.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections has received £1.6 m from The National Lottery which has helped contribute towards their 2018 redevelopment.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the National Lottery Heritage Lottery Fund, said:

“This year the National Lottery turns 25, and what better way to say thank you than offering special offers at some of the places that players have helped fund. It’s not only our wonderful heritage sites that are offering thanks – we also have free entry and special offers at National Lottery funded arts, sports and community attractions – all the places that make the UK such a great place to live.”

Kimberley James at Gilbert White’s said:

“Funding from The National Lottery has enabled us to completely regenerate the museum in recent years. That’s why we are offering free entry to people who visit with National Lottery ticket – it’s a way of saying thank you to the people have helped fund us.”

Simply follow these easy steps to redeem your special offer.

Visit and search the #ThanksToYou events page for offers taking place near you.

  1. Choose and check the individual offer listings for dates, times and other terms and conditions.
  2. Present your National Lottery ticket or scratch card at the venue on the date(s) they are running their free offer.
  3. Share your day out on social media with the hashtag #ThanksToYou.

The National Lottery has funded some much loved tourist attractions that are taking part in this special offer, from Hillsborough Castle to National Trust Scotland’s Battle of Bannockburn centre; from the British Museum to Portsmouth’s Historic Dockyard; as well as some of the most famous galleries such as the Royal Academy of Arts.

Sports venues, community centres outdoor spaces as well as cinemas, theatres and many more places have all found special ways to thank National Lottery players by joining #ThanksToYou.

The promotion is part of The National Lottery’s 25th Birthday celebrations, running for a five-week period (from 14 October until 6 December). There are some incredible activities planned across the UK to celebrate the good causes that have been made possible thanks to National Lottery players over the last 25 years. For more information visit