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National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

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Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314
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Excellent day out

This museum is superbly laid out in atractive surroundings with something for everyone. You don't... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A surprisingly excellent museum

I am not that knowledgeable about horse-racing, but this was a superb museum for enthusiasts and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Catriona W
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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The National Heritage Centre is situated in the remains of Charles II’s sporting palace and stables, and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; the new National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses, in the flagship yard of Retraining of Racehorses.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is superbly laid out in atractive surroundings with something for everyone. You don't have to be a racing enthusiast to enjoy it either. It has everything from the history of racing, how the thoroughbred developed, wonderful works of art, and even the re-training...More

1  Thank EssexDeb29
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I am not that knowledgeable about horse-racing, but this was a superb museum for enthusiasts and those less keen on the sport. There are a number of interesting and interactive exhibits, both about the history of the area and about horse breeding and racing. The...More

1  Thank Catriona W
Reviewed 4 days ago

This award-winning centre deserved to be among the winners. It is a fascinating and entertaining visit. From the retraining of retired race horses demonstration, to the excellent sporting events art collection. We would recommend making a detour if necessary to visit.

1  Thank JBroon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This excellent establishment was opened by HM the Queen last year. It is in the middle of Newmarket comprising of Palace House and Rothschild's stables. Everything is of the highest quality (the toilets match any you might find in a five star hotel. ) The...More

1  Thank mikeflem42
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed a whole day here, lots to see, my highlight was the sporting art, well known artists such as Herring, Munnings and Stubbs were all on view. A staff member (sorry didn't get her name) was very happy to show us some very interesting...More

1  Thank Racegoer2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The history of the horse racing world is a lot more interesting than you think. The Artwork is exuberant...This new Centre now also hosts a delicious restaurant and very friendly staff that cater to all your needs. I have frequented the restaurant on several occasions...More

1  Thank Tina J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a few hours to spare in Newmarket and this museum is well worth a visit. Very well laid out exhibits and I could have spent the whole day there. It was interesting to see a retired racehorse who is there for retraining .Will...More

1  Thank Dac55Surrey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the National Heritage Center as part of our tour of the morning gallops. A small but nice collection of paintings, artifacts and a good film on famous jockeys (one whom I met later at Newmarket!). Also has an "Equisizer" that allows you to...More

1  Thank cambria147
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting this beautiful place. Some wonderful horse racing memorabilia and paintings. Also you can see some of the racehorses in the stables. I celebrated the occasion by buying a nice hat in the gift shop and indulging in tea and cake in '...More

1  Thank tonykingsnorth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to Palace House after a morning with Sir Mark Prescott, on his recommendation. Really interesting and well put-together exhibitions and the cafe is excellent too.

1  Thank 883bobber
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Queenie L
17 June 2017|
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Response from NHRM_12 | Property representative |
Hi there, there is a lot to see and do, so we would recommend around 3-4 hours, the demonstrations are at 11am and 2,30pm so it might be worth planning your visit around those. We hope you enjoy your visst
Jo F
2 May 2017|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo. I think there could be parking for you in the Coach Park but I'd look on their Website and email the request in advance. There is also a big outdoor car park very near the Heritage Centre. After 1.00 pm all the... More