HES says "Thanks to you!"

Saturday 23 - Wednesday 27 November

We’re saying a big #ThanksToYou to National Lottery players from the Historic Environment Skills project with free entry to several exciting skills based activities and workshops!

This year is the 25th Anniversary of The National Lottery, and we’re excited to be a part of the celebrations by joining in the #ThanksToYou campaign, which celebrates the contribution of National Lottery players in supporting good causes over the past 25 years!

Since The National Lottery's first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for good causes in the areas of arts, sport, heritage and community – that’s £30 million a week making a difference to lives of people and communities throughout the whole of the UK.

The Historic Environment Skills project has been a recipient from the National Lottery Heritage Fund as one of several Skills for the Future projects taking place nationwide. We currently organise traineeships in skills that help organisations care and preserve our historic environment, from castles and great halls to cob walls and cottages. Stonemasonry, joinery and archaeology are just some of the skills we offer and we aim to share their importance with everyone, especially National Lottery players who make it all possible! We are one of the hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded projects across the UK who are taking part in the #ThanksToYou campaign in this special Birthday year.

To thank National Lottery players for their support, we will be offering:

These all take place at the Heritage Skills Centre at Lincoln Castle. Anyone who presents any National Lottery ticket on these dates will be able to take up this special offer. Please check our full terms and conditions below.

Terms & Conditions:

• One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for one visitor per event. For "Come & Carve" and "Hidden Treasures", there are limited spaces so visitors will be permitted on a first come first served basis.

• 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 dates listed above for each activity