Early Christmas Presents from Beamish

December 12th 2017


On Wednesday, 13th December 2017, Beamish will be saying “Thanks to You” to National Lottery players.

Beamish is offering visitors who are National Lottery players the chance take their pick from festive boxes filled with a whole host of mystery prizes – from Afternoon Tea for two to Beamish Unlimited Passes.

Players visiting the museum on 13th December who have a lottery ticket for draws between 11th and 17th December (either paper or digital) can try their luck and pick out a special prize envelope.

Beamish is one of 350 participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

 The museum has been awarded £10.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The money is being used in the Remaking Beamish project – an £18million expansion which features a 1950s Town, including cinema, shops, houses and cafe, and a 1950s Farm. An extension to the Georgian area includes a coaching inn where visitors can stay overnight. This is the largest single development in the museum’s 46-year history.

Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage, which has been transformed by more than £7billion National Lottery funding since 1994.

“This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”

The idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or valid online ticket in the museum’s Entrance building on 13th December will be given the chance to choose an envelope from boxes labelled for each of the new exhibits in Remaking Beamish. Every envelope will contain a fantastic prize, ranging from jigsaws and stationery to Traditional Experience vouchers.

 Richard Evans, Director of Beamish, said: “Thanks To You is giving us the opportunity to show our appreciation to National Lottery players who have made Remaking Beamish possible. I hope that they will enjoy seeing the new exhibits which are being created through their support.”

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