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Complimentary Christmas Entry to Mining Art Gallery

20 December 2018

National Lottery players will receive an extra gift this Christmas, as a top County Durham art gallery offers complimentary entry.

From Thursday, 27 to Sunday, 30 December 2018, the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland Market Place is offering complimentary entry to anyone with an official National Lottery ticket or scratch card.

The gallery, part of The Auckland Project, is joining hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the country to thank people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

While not funding the gallery directly, National Lottery players have already contributed £12.4m of funding to the wider Project, via the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Recently crowned the north east’s Small Visitor Attraction of the Year, the Mining Art Gallery features artworks allowing visitors to experience what it was like for miners in the underground world of the coalmines and the tight-knit communities they returned home to.

For more information on the offer click here.

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