ENTRY to the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune is free this weekend – thanks to the National Lottery.

To mark 25 years of the lottery, hundreds of venues and visitor attractions across the UK are waiving charges.

In recent years, the museum has received £1.3 million from the National Lottery. The money has helped pay for the redevelopment of two Second World War hangars, devoted to military and civil aviation.

Steve McLean, general manager at the museum, said: “That’s why we are offering free entry to people who visit with a National Lottery ticket – it’s a way of saying thank you to the people who have helped fund us.”

More than £40 billion has been raised for good causes by players of the National Lottery over the past 25 years.

To gain free entry, present a National Lottery ticket or scratch card at the venue between 10am and 4pm on Saturday or Sunday.

For a list of other visitor attractions in Scotland and beyond taking part in the promotion, visit thankstoyou.org.uk