From 12 to 17 December 2017, we are offering a Buy One Get One Free offer on all hot drinks to National Lottery players, in The Coffee House at the Museum and Art Gallery.

Derby Museums are offering a Buy One Get One Free offer on all hot drinks to National Lottery players, in The Coffee House at the Museum and Art from 12 to 17 December 2017. They are one of 350 participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

Since the lottery began in 1994 Derby Museums has received over £2.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The funding has contributed towards the acquisition of important artworks by Joseph Wright of Derby, the Soldiers Story Gallery at the Museum and Art Gallery and more recently the development of the plans for the Museum of Making at the Silk Mill. The Heritage Lottery Fund has also committed future funding of over £9.6m to Derby Museums to contribute to the building of Derby’s new Museum of Making and match funding for Derby Museums’ Heritage Endowment Fund.

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 from 12 to 17 December at The Coffee House, at the Museum and Art Gallery, gets a free hot drink, when purchasing another hot drink.

For more information on the Museum and Art Gallery, please visit the venue page on the website.

Take a look at the terms and conditions here.

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Notes to editors

The National Lottery
National Lottery players raise, on average, over £30 million each week for projects all over the country. In total £37 billion has been raised for Good Causes since The National Lottery began in 1994 and more than 510,000 individual grants have been made across the UK, the majority (70 per cent) of which are for £10,000 or less, helping small projects make a big difference in their community!

The Heritage Lottery Fund
Thanks to National Lottery players, we invest money to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about – from the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks and buildings we love, from precious memories and collections to rare wildlife. www.hlf.org.uk @heritagelottery. For more information, please contact Katie Owen, HLF Press Office on tel: 020 7591 6036 @heritagelottery #NationalLottery

Derby Museums
Founded in 2012, Derby Museums Trust is an independent charitable trust which is responsible for the rich cultural and creative history of Derby. It manages three sites across the city, the Museum and Art Gallery, Pickford’s House and The Silk Mill, and holds and curates all the art and collections within them, including the world’s largest collection of paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby.

The Trust’s aim is to bring as many of the objects and treasures in the collections into the public domain as is practically possible and present them in ways that delight and inspire, via education and learning programmes, events and exhibitions, in order to share knowledge and inspire creativity and making amongst the people of Derby. As a charitable trust, Derby Museums relies on funding and grants from organisations and donations from businesses and the general public, all of which is gratefully received in order to ensure that admission to the museums remains free for all.

The Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill

Derby Museums has secured major grant funding of £9.4m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, £2.5m from Arts Council England, £4m from Derby City Council via the Local Growth Fund, and support from a range of charitable trusts and foundations for the £16.4m development to create the Museum of Making at Derby Silk Mill. The project will open up the whole of the Silk Mill, creating beautiful spaces to inspire our visitors and will provide access to 100% of Derby Museums’ collections of Making and Social History.  The new museum will have our communities at its heart and be uniquely co-produced with the people of Derby over the next few years and is due to open in 2020.

Arts Council England

Derby Museums has been funded by Arts Council England since 2012 to deliver improved museum facilities and services in Derby. From April 2018 Derby Museums will become an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation.