National Museums Scotland has received initial funding of £100,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery. The funding marks the start of long-term support from players for National Museums Scotland's projects across the country. The National Museum of Flight and its popular Airshow on 27th July will be the first to benefit.

Kate Pearson, Trusts Manager at People's Postcode Lottery said,“We are delighted that our players will be supporting National Museums Scotland, whose care and display of the National Collections make them engaging and accessible to huge numbers of visitors every year, supported by a fantastic programme of events and exhibitions. The continual growth of People's Postcode Lottery ensures that important charities like National Museums Scotland continue to receive support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.”

This year's funding will be used to support Scotland's National Airshow which takes place on 27th July at the National Museum of Flight, East Fortune, in East Lothian. The all-day, action-packed event includes spectacular displays, a chance to see Concorde up-close, children's activities and an opportunity to talk to the pilots and meet the Air Cadets.

The National Museum of Flight is one of four sites operated by National Museums Scotland, in addition to the National Museum of Scotland, the National War Museum and the National Museum of Rural Life. These sites house a huge variety of collections which will also see the benefit of the funding and support from players of People's Postcode Lottery.

Nicola Pickavance, Head of Development, National Museums Scotland said, ‘We are very grateful to the players of People's Postcode Lottery for this wonderful support for National Museums Scotland.”

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