Heritage Lottery Fund Week


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Heritage Lottery Fund Week

Did you know that without National Lottery players, the £7.8billion of funding awarded to more than 42,000 heritage projects over the last 23 years just wouldn’t have been possible?

This Christmas, hundreds of National Lottery grant recipients are saying 'thank you' for their National Lottery funding by offering everything from free entry and free hot beverages, to free guided tours and gift shop discounts.

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Here is a selection of some of the projects for which we would like to say "thank you"!

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HMS M.33

The National Museum of the Royal Navy and Hampshire County Council have joined together to develop an exciting project to conserve, restore and interpret HMS M.33. As part of Heritage Lottery Fund week we are celebrating the support they have given us to make the ship accessible for the very first time.

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Hear My Story

The National Museum of the Royal Navy’s ‘Hear My Story’ at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard opened in 2014 and tells the untold stories from the ordinary men and women, who worked onboard our fleet of ships over 100 years of naval history.

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The SeaMore Project will create the country’s newest national museum collection in an innovative Centre for Discovery based at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The grant of £13.85million from the Heritage Lottery Fund will transform access to naval heritage and create a new Royal Marines Museum in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

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HMS Alliance

A £3.4 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund was given to the Alliance Conservation Project to save HMS Alliance, the last surviving British A-Class Second World War era submarine in Europe and a memorial to 5,300 submariners who have given their lives in service.

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HMS Warrior

In 2014, the Warrior Preservation Trust Limited received funds for the “HMS Warrior 1860 – Revealing the Secrets of Shipwrights and Sailors”. This project aims to digitise the archival collections and enhance the visitor experience with exciting new interpretation.

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HMS Victory

In 2013 an endowment fund for HMS Victory was supported by a £5m award as part of the Catalyst Endowment Initiative - a joint programme between the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Boathouse 4

Thanks to a £3.75 million from the HLF and several other charitable foundations, Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust was able to transform the original Second World War boathouse into a Centre of Excellence for boatbuilding training.

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Terms and Conditions

  • One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one person at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
  • All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
  • The offer is valid on the 11-17 December 2017 ONLY. Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is open daily 10am to 5pm.
  • Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tickets will be given at the till in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitor centre when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets.