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Explore for free with your National Lottery ticket

Visitors in the garden in spring walk on a path beneath magnolia and cherry blossom, with a bank of narcissi in the background, at Lanhydrock, Cornwall
Visitors in the garden at Lanhydrock, Cornwall | © National Trust Images/John Millar

We're offering free entry to National Lottery players at a number of National Trust places between 18 and 26 March 2023. As a charity, we want to say thank you to National Lottery players who have made so much of our conservation work possible. Many of the places we look after have benefitted due to the significant contribution of over £120m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Please check back in 2024

National Lottery Open Week 2023 has now passed so please check back next year for details of how to get involved.

Discover something new

From medieval castles and craggy countryside, to sandy shores and woodland walks, there are plenty of adventures to be had at the places we look after.

Will you discover fallow deer and outdoor play at Belton House in Lincolnshire, the giant waterwheel and apprentice house at Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire, or Capability Brown landscapes at Sheffield Park in West Sussex?

What you need to bring when visiting

To enjoy this special offer, you just need to show one National Lottery ticket, scratch card or Instant Win game per adult for free entry at participating properties between 18 and 26 March. Under 18s can accompany a lottery ticket holder for free. So, whether you’re exploring a National Trust place for the first time or you’re a lifetime member, this is a great opportunity to enjoy a day out for yourself or to bring along your family and friends.

Not all places are taking part in the free entry offer. Please check the National Lottery website before you travel to find out the opening times and days for those participating.

Visit the National Lottery page to find out where you can explore for free.

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Visitors exploring the garden in spring at Shugborough Estate, Staffordshire

Discover somewhere new

Visit the National Lottery website to find out where you can visit for free

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Projects supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund 

Discover projects at National Trust places that are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, who’ve been supporting projects that help people access and explore our heritage since 1994.

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Places you've helped 

Every day we welcome thousands of visitors who share our passion for experiencing the great outdoors, marvelling at a masterpiece or nurturing our wildlife. To ensure that this is something future generations can enjoy requires significant funding. Since 1994, National Lottery funding has been supporting vital projects around the country.

A kayaker on the River Fal with autumn trees either side, seen from the beach at Trelissick, Cornwall


Find out how you can help us to raise funds so we can continue our work to provide access to nature, beauty and green spaces - sources of wellbeing for everyone.