National Lottery Players: Free Entry to The Shipwreck Centre, Saturday 6th Oct

Lifeboats News Release

On Saturday 6th October, you can visit The Shipwreck Centre at Arreton Barns for free when you present a valid National Lottery ticket.

Beken of Cowes

One of the Beken RNLI images acquired by the charity

This offer is in conjunction with current exhibition ‘Calm Before the Storm: The Art of Photographing Lifeboats’, part of the HLF Beken Project at the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). The HLF Beken Project is an exciting digitisation and outreach project made possible with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and a RNLI donor.

For generations, the Beken family in Cowes has photographed maritime activity in the area, creating a significant visual record of Isle of Wight industry and RNLI lifeboats. ‘Calm before the Storm: The Art of Photographing Lifeboats’ celebrates the digitisation of over eight hundred Beken glass plate negatives and explores the journeys made by individual lifeboats and their volunteer crews, from starting service to saving lives at sea.

Free entry to The Shipwreck Centre will be given to anyone who presents a ticket for any National Lottery draw or National Lottery Scratchcard.

The Shipwreck Centre and Maritime Museum caters for visitors of all ages, the museum houses an enormous variety of maritime history and for our younger audience provides complimentary activities such as our popular 'Treasure Hunt' and 'Pirate Trail'

Terms and Conditions
• One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for up to one family of six to The Shipwreck Centre
• All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets for any National Lottery draw based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
• The offer is valid on Saturday 6th October 2018 only. The Shipwreck Centre is open from 10am-5pm
• The Shipwreck Centre has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of venue reaching capacity, as well as unforeseeable circumstances.
• Tickets will be issued at The Shipwreck Centre’s ticket desk when visitors arrive with their lottery tickets.

Key facts about the RNLI

The RNLI charity saves lives at sea. Its volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service around the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland coasts. The RNLI operates over 238 lifeboat stations in the UK and Ireland and, in a normal year, more than 240 lifeguard units on beaches around the UK and Channel Islands. The RNLI is independent of Coastguard and government and depends on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain its rescue service. Since the RNLI was founded in 1824, its lifeboat crews and lifeguards have saved over 142,700 lives.

Learn more about the RNLI

For more information please visit the RNLI website or Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. News releases, videos and photos are available on the News Centre.

Contacting the RNLI - public enquiries

Members of the public may contact the RNLI on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland) or by email.