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.

n 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.  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. These activities are currently on hold, however support from players has helped us to develop digital resources for families that are part of our Museum at Home

Challenging prehistoric preconceptions 

The Tyrannosaurs exhibition, which was open from 23 January to the Museum’s closure on 17 March 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. During the closureplayers support is crucial to helping us care for the Museum’s building and collections, ready to be enjoyed again once the Museum reopens to visitors. 

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. 

Postcode Lottery Limited is regulated by the Gambling Commission under licence numbers: 000-000829-N-102511 and 000-000829-R-102513. Registered office: Titchfield House, 69/85 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4BD. 

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