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Heathrow exhibition #ThanksToYou

Heathrow archive

The ‘Heathrow: The Journey’ exhibition, at the University of London (UWL), is opening its doors to National Lottery players for a guided tour from a specialist archivist.

The exhibition charts Heathrow’s remarkable journey from its humble beginnings, over 70 years ago, to its current status as one of the world’s biggest transport hubs, serving more than 200 destinations worldwide. 

National Lottery players can sign up for an exclusive tour and talk, on the 3rd and 4th December, with the UWL Archivist, who looks after the Heathrow Archive. The tours are part of the Heritage Lottery Fund #ThanksToYou initiative that sees hundreds of National Lottery-funded visitor attractions open their doors to say ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good causes by buying a lottery ticket.

Professor Peter John, Vice-Chancellor of UWL, said:

“The exhibition is a great opportunity to understand the impact Heathrow has had on our area. Heathrow is Britain’s front door to the world, and UWL is proud to have so many talented alumni working in careers connected to the airport.”

‘Heathrow: The Journey’ was made possible by generous donations from the Heritage Lottery Fund via National Lottery players, Heathrow Airport and the University of West London. These donations enable the archive to be preserved at UWL for generations to come.

Places for the tour and talk can be booked here