National Lottery #ThanksToYou

December fun thanks to The National Lottery


From 3-9 December 2018, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players.

The Dales Countryside Museum will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players during the week of 3-9 December 2018. They are one of hundreds of 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 idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratch card on 3-9 December 2018 gets free entry to the museum.

The Dales Countryside Museum has received £90,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money has enabled us to work on our Rich Seam Project. This has involved the building of a mezzanine floor in the Hartley and Ingilby Gallery (the Goods Shed), the creation of new lead mining and textile displays, talks and community activities. North Country Theatre were commissioned to work with three local primary schools on a drama project which enabled the children to learn about the history of lead mining in the area, it’s decline and the movement of families to other areas or abroad. The performance day at the Museum was very special. The artefacts transferred from the former Yorkshire Dales Mining Museum at Earby are gradually being incorporated into the new exhibits.

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 £7.8bn 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.”