Thanks to you National Lottery players

Did you know that without National Lottery players, the £7.8billion of funding awarded to more than 42,000 heritage projects would not be possible?

We wanted to return the favour by welcoming visitors, old and new to attractions run by The National Museum of the Royal Navy for free from 25 - 29 November 2019. All you need to do is bring in a valid lottery ticket or scratchcard to show at our visitor centre and our team will give you a free adult or concession Full Navy Ticket ticket on 25 - 28 November. (Not valid on children or family tickets). On 29 November, Lottery Players can experience our Victorian Christmas Festival at 20% off the gate price. This can only be purchased on the day and not online. Please bring your National Lottery scratch card or ticket to recieve the discount. Terms and conditions apply. 

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


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 The National Lottery Heritage Fund week we are celebrating the support they have given us to make the ship accessible to everyone.


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.


The Royal Marines Museum

Although we were unsuccessful in securing the round 2 bid for The Royal Marines Museum, a development grant of £433,500 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund was used for planning and design of the new Royal Marines Museum and national collection centre. This gives us a firm foundation for future plans. 


HMS Alliance

A £3.4 million grant from the National Lottery Heritage 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.


HMS Warrior

Over the past four years a dedicated team has followed in the footsteps of the men and women who built the ship, the crew who sailed her and the people who restored her. The replacement of the bulwarks will help ensure Warrior’s survival for the next 150 years, whilst the digitisation of the archive and the opening of new spaces on board makes good on our commitment to National Lottery players to share the secrets of shipwrights and sailors.


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 National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Offer terms and conditions

One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one adult or concession for one day only to any attraction owned by The National Museum of the Royal Navy unless otherwise stated. (Not valid on children or family tickets).

All National Lottery games qualify for free entry (including both National Lottery draw-based games and National Lottery Scratchcards). Proof of purchase of a National Lottery game can be either a hard copy ticket or a digital ticket.

The offer is valid from 25 November - 28 November 2019 only to any attraction owned by The National Museum of the Royal Navy. Check individual attractions for offer specifics.

National Lottery players can get 20% off the gate price for the Victorian Christmas Festival for Friday 29 November only.  

The National Museum of the Royal Navy has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of the venue reaching capacity, as well as other circumstances outside of its control.

Tickets will be given at the point of entry at any National Museum site when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets.

The promoter is The National Museum of the Royal Navy.

In the event of queries on the day, the manager’s decision is final

Only valid on tickets bought after 1 November 2019.

The Mary Rose is not part of the National Lottery scheme and requires a separate attraction ticket
Opening times across attractions may vary. Please check individual attraction pages for winter opening times.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard will be offering free entry to its attractions from 25 November - 28 November only. Lottery players who would like to visit outside of this date can benefit from 20% off a ticket to the Victorian Christmas Festival on Friday 29 November only. This can only be purchased on the day and not online. Entry to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard between 30 November and 1 December will be limited to event ticket holders only. The #ThanksToYou offer does not apply between 30 November - 1 December.