Monday 4 December, 2017
The National Museum of Rural Life at Kittochside, East Kilbride is offering free entry to National Lottery players from 11 – 17 December 2017.
The Museum 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 idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard from 11 - 17 December gets free entry in return.
The National Museum of Rural Life has received £3.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The money helped to pay for the creation of the award-winning Museum in 2001.
It is home to a 1950s working farm, where visitors can see Clydesdales, Tamworth pigs, sheep, Ayrshire cows, Aberdeen Angus cattle and Highland cattle. The galleries in the modern Museum building house a vast collection of farming equipment and displays telling the fascinating story of Scotland’s rural past.
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 billion of 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.”
Shirley Maciver, General Manager of the National Museum of Rural Life said:
“Thanks to National Lottery players, we have been able to create a striking and innovative museum to display National Museums Scotland’s rich collections related to Scotland’s rural past. The National Museum of Rural Life is a wonderful day out for the whole family, and our activity is supported by a diverse programme of events.”
Further information and images from: Alice Wyllie, National Museums Scotland Press Office on 0131 247 4288 or firstname.lastname@example.org