National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend returns this June


To say thank you for the £30million raised for good causes every week by players and to welcome people back to their happy place, The National Lottery is unlocking free entry and special offers at a range of participating venues, as part of The National Lottery Open Week and Cinema Weekend.

From Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 June, The National Lottery Open Week line-up includes free entry as well as exclusive discounts and offers at incredible attractions and experiences across London and the South East, for anyone with a valid National Lottery ticket or scratchcard. From galleries and museums, to historic castles and gardens as well sports stadiums and nature reserves, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Offers across London and the South East include:

Free adult cinema tickets to more than 150 cinema sites across London and the South East from 19th-20th of June
2 for 1 tickets at The British Museum, as well as Strawberry Hill House & Garden in Twickenham
Book a discounted tour of the iconic Wembley Stadium
Free entry to the Charles Dickens Museum, Heath Robinson Museum, Mandinga Arts Costume Studio, Whitchurch Silk Mill, The D-Day Story, RSPB Pulborough, The Foundling Museum, Society Dance Academy’s Ground Zero Live Battle Event and Gilbert White’s House and Garden in Hampshire
Discounted entry to Biggin Hill Memorial Museum and Arundel Museum
Free refreshments at Bentley Priory Museum, Allen Gallery, Red House Museum and Garden, Willis Museum, as well as at participating English Heritage locations including Marble Hill, Kenwood, Dover Castle and Walmer Castle and Gardens, or pop into the Yellow Submarine social enterprise cafes in Oxford and Witney
Free gifts from The Museum of Natural History Oxford and Mary Rose Museum
No joining fees at many Freedom Leisure Centres

National Lottery Cinema Weekend, in partnership with the BFI, will take place on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 June at more than 150 cinema sites across London. Cinema Weekend will make over 200,000 free adult tickets available to watch any film screening across the weekend, as a thank you to National Lottery players for their vital contribution to film.

Venues will show a range of films from classics to the latest releases, including BFI National Lottery-funded titles. Recent BFI supported titles due to be on general release in the weeks after cinemas are scheduled to reopen from 17 May include Surge starring Ben Whishaw, Undergods starring Kate Dickie and After Love starring Joanna Scanlan, as well as the BAFTA and Oscar® winning Sound of Metal, which received BFI National Lottery support for its UK release.