Top visitor attractions in Dumbarton will be offering free entry as part of a special deal taking place this month.

From Saturday, March 9 until Sunday, March 17, adults who go to Dumbarton's Scottish Maritime Museum and Geilston Garden in Cardross will be able to visit free of charge through the National Lottery Open Week initiative.

All you need to do to gain free entry is provide proof of purchase of a National Lottery ticket or scratch card at your chosen venue.

Maritime Museum visitors are asked to book online and use the discount code LOTT100 before presenting their scratch card or ticket on arrival.

The event will see a variety of National Trust for Scotland venues across the country offer discounts and offers to the public.

Describing the attractions of Geilston, a lottery spokesperson said: “Explore Geilston Garden, a delightful 200-year-old garden on the banks of the River Clyde.

“Enjoy the carpet of dazzling colours inside the walled garden, look out for the gunnera, or giant rhubarb – its leaves can grow as large as an eagle’s wingspan, and discover the woodland adventure area for younger children.”

Adult and concession ticket holders who visit the Maritime Museum can also take three children for free.

The spokesperson continued: “The Scottish Maritime Museum will be throwing open its doors again for free to National Lottery players.

"They are one of hundreds of participating National Lottery-funded visitor attractions across the UK saying ‘thanks’ to the people who raise more than 30million pounds a week for good causes by buying a lottery ticket."

Find out more and see the full list of participants at