The National Lottery "Thanks To You" Campaign

November 27th 2018

On Tuesday, 4th December, Beamish will saying a “Thanks to You” to National Lottery Players as part of a nationwide campaign.

Museum visitors who play the National Lottery will be able take part in a lucky dip with a whole host of prizes to be won – from a fantastic present from our gift shop to an Edwardian photography experience and an Afternoon Tea for two.

To take part, National Lottery players must present a valid lottery ticket for draws between Monday, 3rd to Sunday, 9th December (either paper or digital) to the museum’s Entrance building on Tuesday, 4th December between 10am and 3pm. Each National Lottery player will be given the chance to pick a prize from the lucky dip – every envelope will contain an exciting Beamish prize.

Once inside the museum, visitors will be able to see just some of the ways Beamish has been supported by lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Join us in the Band Hall in The 1900s Pit Village at 2pm where we will be running a snowman drive (a Christmas-themed beetle drive) to promote the types of activities that would have taken place in Leasingthorne Colliery Welfare Hall and Community Centre. A replica of the Welfare Hall will be opening in our 1950s Town.

Head over to Joe the Quilter’s cottage in the Georgian landscape for 2.45pm where we will be hosting a murder mystery activity – can you solve the murder of poor old Joe the Quilter?

Beamish is one of many participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions in the UK saying “thanks” to those who have bought a lottery ticket and helped raise money for good causes.

Our Remaking Beamish project was awarded £10.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). The project features a 1950s Town, including cinema, shops, houses and cafe, and a 1950s Farm.

An extension to the Georgian area includes Joe the Quilter’s cottage and a coaching inn where visitors can stay overnight. Remaking Beamish is the largest single development in the museum’s 48-year history.

Terms & Conditions

One National Lottery ticket (valid from Monday, 3rd to Sunday, 9th December 2018) entitles the holder to choose one Beamish prize envelope. They will receive the prize stated on the voucher inside. Only one valid ticket can be used per person. Lottery tickets must be shown at the National Lottery “Thanks To You” event stand at the museum’s Entrance. Tickets cannot be used more than once.

The offer is available on Tuesday, 4th December 2018 only, from 10am until last admission at 3pm.

Lottery tickets must be valid from Monday, 3rd to Sunday, 9th December 2018. All National Lottery draw-based games are included (Lotto, Euromillions, Thunderball and HotPicks). Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.

The offer is open to museum visitors only (standard admission rates apply).

Individual terms and conditions may apply to some prizes.

This offer is not transferable, cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer and is not exchangeable for cash. No alternative prizes can be offered.