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Eden Project biomes transformed into giant lottery balls

Eden Project biomes transformed into giant lottery balls

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 5:30pm 20th November 2019.

The Eden Project's famous biomes have been transformed into two giant lottery balls... to mark the National Lottery's 25th anniversary.

On Wednesday night, two biomes will light up as Lottery number 25 to represent how long the National Lottery has been running and the number 40 to highlight that £40 billion that has been raised for good causes across the country. 

The Cornish tourist attraction has received £79.6 million of lottery funding and the stunt kicks off a UK-wide #thankstoyou initiative.

It means anyone with a National Lottery ticket can gain free entry or special offers at hundreds of National Lottery funded venues, including Eden.

The idea is all about celebrating the local projects around the country that the National Lottery has helped to support.

Eden Project lottery balls

 Over the past 25 years £40 billion has gone towards funding good causes across the UK. 

The National Lottery has funded some of the UK's most loved tourist attractions from Hillsborough Castle; to National Trust Scotland's Battle of Bannockburn centre; to the British Museum and Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard as well as some of the most famous establishments which house iconic artwork such as the Royal Academy of Arts.

"The Eden Project has been here for almost two decades, without the investment that we've had with the National Lottery we wouldn't have been able to build it in the first place. So we owe everything to be able to do that.

"And not only the building of Eden, but for last 10 years our biggest outreach programme, called the Big Lunch, has also been supported by the National Lottery. That reaches millions of people every single year in terms of bringing people together and having lunch together on the same day in June."

Peter Stewart, Director of Outreach & Development at the Eden Project

Eden Project lottery balls

How you can get free entry to the Eden Project:

Enjoy free entry to the Eden Project between 23-29 November for you and your family when you present a National Lottery ticket.

It's part of #ThanksToYou, The National Lottery's 25th Birthday celebrations.

You can visit in a family of four (two adults, two children). Please see terms and conditions here.

The Eden Project, an educational charity, connects us with each other and the living world, exploring how we can work towards a better future.

The visitor destination in Cornwall is nestled in a huge crater. Here, massive Biomes housing the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to our striking contemporary gardens, summer concerts and exciting year-round family events.

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