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Free entry for all of city’s lottery players

TOP ATTRACTIONS in Chichester are offering free benefits and entry to National Lottery players next month.


From December 3 to 7, Pallant House Gallery and Weald and Downland Living Museum will be throwing open their doors for free to National Lottery players while visitors to Chichester Festival Theatre will receive a free book telling the story of the Festival Theatre.


This December, hundreds of National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK are saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.


To take part, visitors simply need to present their National Lottery ticket or scratchcard at each venue to receive their reward.


Pallant House Gallery is offering National Lottery players free entry to the Gallery from Monday, December 3, to Friday December 7. The gallery’s award-winning contemporary wing, designed by Long & Kentish architects in association with Colin St John Wilson in 2006, was largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


A recent major grant allowed the gallery to make substantial changes to its digital infrastructure, underpinning the launch of the new website, which will greatly improve visitor experience and eventually allow better access to their collection.


Weald and Downland Living Museum is also offering free entry to the museum between Monday, December 3, to Friday, December 7.


The museum’s stunning new visitor centre, which opened last year, was partially funded by the Heritage Lottery fund.


For anyone who brings a Lottery ticket to Chichester Festival Theatre from December 3 to 8, they will receive a free copy of the beautifully illustrated book Restored, Refreshed, Renewed, which tells the story of the Festival Theatre’s rebirth.


There’s also the chance to enter a competition to win one of three pairs of tickets for a free backstage tour of the theatre in January, February or March, going behind the scenes of the iconic Grade II* listed building and following in the footsteps of the famous actors to have trodden its boards.


The Festival Theatre’s redevelopment in 2012, RENEW, was partly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and also supported Pass It On, a three-year community participation programme charting the history of CFT and creating an archive that celebrates the past 50 years.


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 £7.8bn National Lottery funding since 1994.


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