VISITORS to York Art Gallery can get in for free this weekend, providing they have a National Lottery ticket.

The gallery is one of hundreds of National Lottery-funded attractions across the UK opening their doors for free to anyone with a National Lottery ticket or scratchcard on Saturday or Sunday.

York Art Gallery received £3.5 million from the National Lottery Fund through Arts Council England towards its £8 million transformation in 2015.

Paul Lambert from York Museum Trust, said: "Thanks to National Lottery players we’ve been able to create a world class gallery that embraces the contemporary, whilst retaining its rich history. It now has 60 per cent more exhibition space, including three galleries with the conditions to bring the most significant art and exhibitions to the city."

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