Thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we are able to create opportunities for people of all ages, abilities and walks of life to enjoy our museums and connect with inspiring collections. We are very grateful to the Postcode Culture Trust for enabling us to create these opportunities.

In response to the impact of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) all of our museums will be closed to the public from Tuesday 17 March at 5pm until further notice. The following activities will not be taking place during this closure, however at this time of great uncertainty support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is more vital than ever to ensure we can continue to protect our collections and share their stories.

Inclusive family programming

Support for players helps us to run our family programming at the National Museum of Scotland, the National Museum of Flight and the National Museum of Rural Life, including our large family events. To see more about these activities, including details of how to take part, please visit our family events page here.

Challenging prehistoric preconceptions

The Tyrannosaurs exhibition, which runs from 23 January to 4 May 2020, is supported by players and gives visitors the chance to meet the most feared and revered of all dinosaurs.  This exhibition brings the latest discoveries in palaeontology to life and challenges preconceptions about these ferocious predators. Find out more about Tyrannosaurs here:

Running a world-class museum

In addition, support from players has also contributed to the significant cost of running the most popular museum in the UK outside of London, helping us to share Scotland’s national collections and welcome over 2 million visitors a year.

About People’s Postcode Lottery

People’s Postcode Lottery manages multiple society lotteries promoted by different charities and good causes. People play with their chosen postcodes for a chance to win cash prizes. A minimum of 32% from each subscription goes directly to charities and good causes across Great Britain and internationally. For details of the charities and good causes which are promoting and benefitting from the lottery draws, please visit

It costs £10 a month to play and winning postcodes are announced every day. The maximum amount a single ticket can win is 10% of the draw proceed. For details, please visit

New players can sign up to pay using direct debit by calling 0808 10 9 8 7 6 5. New players who sign up online at can pay using direct debit, debit card or PayPal.

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