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The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

Palace House
Palace Street
Newmarket
Suffolk
United Kingdom
CB8 8EP
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Price

Day Tickets - Adult £12, Children 5-18 years £7, Children under Free, Family ticket £35

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

Opening times:
Monday to Sunday- 10am to 5pm
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.



For more local information, please see:
Newmarket Guide

Special Offers and Events

Family ticket to museum (2 adults plus 2 children) £12.
Annual tickets are available. Please see the website for further details.

Events

Arabian Horse: From the Desert to the World - 22/03 - 13/07
This exhibition tells the story of the Arab horse from its earliest Bedouin origins to the present day, exploring in particular the fascinating story of the arrival of the Arab horse in Britain. In the 19th century, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and his wife Lady Anne scoured the Middle East to import Arab horses to their stud at Crabbet Park and therefore played a vital role in the success of the breed. Their story is and the activities of the Arab Horse Society are presented in the exhibition through a compelling series of objects. Situated upstairs in the Thompson Galleries and included in general admission.

Sat 5 May, Mon 7th May, 26th May, 16th June, 23rd June, 14th July, 11th Aug, 25th Aug, 8th Sept, 13th Oct, 10th Nov - Short Head Tour
8:50-13:00
This popular half-day morning tour is ideal for people with other afternoon plans or those just wanting a glimpse into the world of racing. You will spend the morning visiting the gallops, a trainer's yard and then onto the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art or The National Stud.Your time spent in the trainer's yard gives you an opportunity to see your favourite stars and meet the team behind scenes. Due to racing commitments we can't guarantee you will meet the trainer but if not, there will always be a member of senior staff on hand to give you the inside track!
£55.00 per person

Sat 5 May, Sunday 6th May, 18th May, 9th June, 23rd June, 14th July, 21st July, 11th Aug, 29th Sept, 13th Oct, 3rd Nov - Race Day Tours
After a driven tour around the town you will visit the fascinating National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art where you can learn about the royal connections to the town and the history of where racing began, right here!
You will then be taken up to the Racecourse for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour. Not only will you visit the Weighing Room, Royal Box and Commentators Box, you will also get to experience the buzz inside the Parade Ring, brushing shoulders with owners, trainers and jockeys as they prepare for a race!
Your Premier Enclosure badges which are included in the price of the tour take you into the most prestigious enclosures on the course where you can enjoy an afternoon of exciting racing.
Prices starting from: £130 per person includes the tour and Premier Enclosure entry. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, please enquire for group discounts.
A £7.50 supplement charge applies to Feature Race Days.
We also offer Race-day Tours with hospitality, these cannot be booked online so call one of the team to find out more!
£130 per person.

Saturday 12 May, 16th June, 7th July, 1st Sept, 20th October, 17th Nov - Country Mile Tour
8:50-15:45
This is our most popular tour and offers a true insight into one of the world's leading racehorse training centres. This action-packed day will show you all Newmarket has to offer. You will get to visit our top attractions, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art and The National Stud, as well as a morning on the gallops and behind-the-scenes yard tour.

Saturday 12 May - Discover Newmarket Feature Tour
9.00-12.25
What better way to spend a day enjoying Newmarket than with an extra special experience. Whether you want to treat someone or just treat yourself, please come along and enjoy a wonderful day with Discover Newmarket. You will start your day by visiting the thriving Newmarket Gallops where you will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on the 2,500 acres of Jockey Club Estates land. Then get a behind-the-scenes tour of a busy racing yard before heading to the prestigious members' only club, The Jockey Club Rooms.
Founded in the middle of the 18th century, the wonderfully preserved Jockey Club Rooms still boasts original features from the days when gentlemen, politicians and royalty met to discuss, wager and argue over their racehorses. Its 18 country house style bedrooms have provided members with a genuine home away from home for over 250 years. You will receive a guided tour of the The Jockey Club's incredible collection of sporting art and racing memorabilia which provide an eclectic and truly unique collection of the pictures and artefacts united by a shared passion for racing which spans four centuries.
Following this, indulge in a sumptuous three-course lunch. £90 per person

Saturday 19 May - Fascinating Falconry - Museums at Night
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Find out why hawks are so important in the royal history of Newmarket and meet the majestic birds themselves in the Rothschild Yard. £5.00 per person

Saturday 2 June - Summer Light - Glass Workshop
11am, 2pm, 4pm
Working with science based glass artist Jenny Walsh, this drop in workshop is aimed give all ages the opportunity to work with glass. Participants are invited to create individual pieces with glass slides to take home. This event will explore 'Summer Light' and how the different colours in nature inspires artists. Please feel free to bring items along that remind you of Summer to share and use for inspiration for your glass creation.
All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult, not recommended for children under 5. £10 per person

Saturday 9 June, 21st July, 18th August - History & Heritage Walking Tour
Newmarket, CB8 8JL
Discover Newmarket is proud to bring you this fascinating tour.
The History and Heritage Tour includes a historic Walking Tour where you can discover the history and heritage of Newmarket from the time of King James I to the present day and learn how the town has developed into the international Home of Horseracing.
Starting at 09.00 at the top of the high street at the Bill Tutte Memorial, the tour will take in sights of historical interest including Palace House, the Jockey Club Rooms, All Saints Church and Tattersalls. The walking tour on it's own will last approx two hours.
If you choose the supplementry option of breakfast along with the walking tour, you will then be taken to The Tack Room, where you will enjoy a sumptuous breakfast tier.
The complete History and Heritage walking tour includes both the full walking tour and breakfast tier at The Tack Room outlined above, as well as the newly opened National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art which is situated in Charles II's sporting palace and stables and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. During the visit there will be time to enjoy lunch in the Tack Room restaurant if desired after exploring the sites three complimentary attractions.
These include; a new National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses and learn what they do after racing, in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses.

£12.00, £22.00 and £35.00
0344 748 9200
admin@discovernewmarket.co.uk

Friday 15 June - Learn to Work with Cameras
Spend the day developing the skill of photographing live horses in our very own Rothschild Yard.
Work with our beautiful equine residents and discover the beauty of the thoroughbred horse through the lens, the morning session will look at photographing still horses while the afternoon session will look at photographing horses in motion.

Sunday 17 June - Shetland Grand National and Fathers Day Funday
10.00am - 5.00pm
Join us at the Art Fund Museum of the Year Finalists venue, National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House Newmarket for an action packed Father's Day. Enjoy watching the Shetland National, where some of the country's smallest ponies race for the title, and one of Newmarket's youngest jockeys will be crowned champion!
Have a go yourself on our bouncy blow up race track and meet the ponies.
Treat your Dad to a delicious brunch in The Tack Room or enjoy a delicious BBQ in the Peter O'Sullevan Arena area. With lots to do and see this will be a great day out.

£5.00 (unders 5's go free)
reception@palacehousenewmarket.co.uk
01638 667314

Tattersalls Tour - 11th July, 9th Oct, 18th Oct, 1st Nov, 4th Dec
9.00am - 4pm
Newmarket, Newmarket
The famous Tattersalls Bloodstock Auction House attracts the wealthiest owners and industry figures from all over the world, including members of the Royal family from countries such as Dubai and Qatar. As bidding soars in the saleroom the electrifying atmosphere radiates throughout the whole town.
With our special Tattersalls package you will start your day with a guided tour of the Newmarket Gallops where you will see some of the 3,000 racehorses exercising on the heath followed by a visit to a busy Trainer's yard. You will then visit The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art for a tour and a spot of lunch before being taken up to Tattersalls to have a behind-the-scenes tour and learn what bloodstock agents and buyers are looking for when picking a horse to bid on. You will get to sit in the famous Tattersalls ring and witness the adrenaline and excitement as horses are paraded and bid on for thousands of Guineas.
£85.00 per person, 01638 675 509 http://www.discovernewmarket.co.uk/places/tattersalls-tour/

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