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 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 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"!

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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 to everyone.

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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 campaign

Although we were unsuccessful in securing the round 2 bid fpr SeaMore, 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.

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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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Terms and Conditions

  1. 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. (Not valid on children or family tickets).
  2. 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.
  3. The offer is valid from 3 to 9 December 2018 to any attraction owned by The National Museum of the Royal Navy.
  4. 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.
  5. Tickets will be given at the point of entry at any National Museum site when visitors arrive with their National Lottery tickets.
  6. The promoter is The National Museum of the Royal Navy
  7. In the event of queries on the day, the manager’s decision is final
  8. Upgrade offer for 50% off National Membership or Full Navy Ticket is valid until 31 March 2019
  9. Only valid on tickets bought after 1 November 2018
  10. The Mary Rose is not part of the National Lottery scheme and requires a separate attraction ticket