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University Museum says thank you to National Lottery players with a free hot drink

Release Date 01 December 2017


The Museum of English Rural Life at the University of Reading will be offering a free hot drink and a free canvas bag to National Lottery players during the week of 11 to 17 December 2017. It is one 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. 

The Museum of English Rural Life received £1.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2014. The funds helped the University redevelop the Museum galleries and public spaces, as well as carry out an exciting programme of community activities. The refurbished Museum re-opened in October last year. 

The idea is simple: any visitor who presents a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard from 11 to 17 December 2017 gets a free hot drink from the Museum café and the first 50 ticket-holders will also receive a free MERL branded canvas bag. 

Isabel Hughes, Curator of The Museum of English Rural Life said: "Thanks to National Lottery players we've been able to complete an inspiring redisplay of our collections to appeal to contemporary audiences, including our local urban visitors as well as rural ones from further afield.  We really wouldn't have been able to do all of this without that support, so thank you from all of us to all of you." 

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