Published: Wednesday, 6th December 2017
On the weekend of the 16-17 December, Stories of Lynn and Lynn Museum will be treating National Lottery players to free entry or refreshments, to say thank you for receiving Heritage Lottery Funding.
Stories of Lynn will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players on Sunday 17 December, while Lynn Museum will be offering free mince pies and apple juice on Saturday 16 December. They are two of 350 participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.
Extensive work to King’s Lynn Town Hall complex, including the creation of Stories of Lynn in 2016, has been made possible by a grant of £1,850,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Lynn Museum received a grant of £778,500 in 2004, for extensive redevelopment work.
Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “Thanks to National Lottery players we’ve been able to create an engaging, modern, museum that really makes the most of Lynn’s fascinating history and the beautiful buildings of the town hall complex. If you’ve ever bought a lottery ticket, you helped us create Stories of Lynn, and we want to say thank you! So bring a ticket; paper or digital, old or new, to Stories of Lynn on Sunday 17 December and take a look around for free!”
Sophie Broomfield of Lynn Museum said: "Lynn Museum offers free admission throughout October-March to all visitors. However, as a special treat to those who have supported us through buying a lottery ticket, we thought a festive thank you was in order. Without your support, we couldn’t possibly offer the range of information & activities that we do. So please pop along on Saturday 16 December with your lottery ticket or scratch card for a free glass of spiced apple juice and a mince pie!"
Ros Kerslake, Chief Executive of the Heritage Lottery Fund, said: “December is a wonderful time to experience the UK’s rich, diverse and exciting heritage, which has been transformed by more than £7bn National Lottery funding since 1994. This is a small gesture of thanks and a way of giving something back to the people who buy tickets.”
The idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard at Lynn Museum on Saturday 16 December gets a free mince pie and spiced apple juice for up to six people, and on Sunday 17 December, they’ll receive free entry for up to five people at Stories of Lynn. Stories of Lynn is located at the Saturday Market Place; Lynn Museum is opposite King’s Lynn bus station, and offers free entry between October and March.