25 years of The National Lottery

A new piece of modern art, featuring Jodrell Bank and created by world-renowned artist, David Mach RA, has been unveiled to celebrate the start of six weeks of celebrations for The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.

The artwork features a mix of national treasures including people, places, projects and icons that have been part of extraordinary things made possible by The National Lottery. They have been brought together in one iconic image to represent The National Lottery’s incredible impact on life in the UK over the last 25 years – across sports, film, heritage, the arts, and community projects, and the giant Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank has pride of place in the backdrop.

You can view an interactive version of the image here…

We were recently awarded £12.2m from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for our ambitious new First Light Project which will open up Jodrell Bank’s pioneering heritage and engage people with the science and stories of this internationally significant site.

Over the next six-weeks (14 October – 6 December), The National Lottery is hosting a range of activities, including free events for the whole of the UK to enjoy and we’ll be taking part by joining in with their #ThanksToYou campaign. From 25th November – 1st December, visitors to Jodrell Bank will be welcome to enter for FREE with a National Lottery ticket!

Find out more here and plan your free visit…