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National Horseracing Museum

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Address: 99 High Street, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
Phone Number: +44 1638 667333
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The National Heritage Centre is situated in the remains of Charles II’s...

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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Visit with Dad

Great visit - couple with Dad (who's keen on racing) Very friendly & helpful staff. Lots of good displays, info & art. Lifts between floors. They kindly extended our tickets to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great visit - couple with Dad (who's keen on racing) Very friendly & helpful staff. Lots of good displays, info & art. Lifts between floors. They kindly extended our tickets to cover a year, so we can re-visit & go to the art section. It was really lovely to go to the stables area & meet a horse & learn... More 

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Thank Andrea T
Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful day at the new museum today. Beautifully displayed exhibits, polite and attentive staff and volunteers and great facilities. Good choice of food in the restaurant and a range of quality items in the shop. A great experience even if you are not interested in horse racing.

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Thank malash100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fantastic resource those interested in horseracing and horses in general have. There are interactive as well as static displays offering information from the history of horseracing to horse anatomy. There is a twice daily display showing the retraining of retired racehorses too. Palace house has been beautifully restored and is home to some fantastic equine art and sculpture.... More 

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Thank Robert B
Banbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During a short visit to Newmarket we happened across the newly opened Museum which was spectacular, interesting and educational. Opposite in the restored Palace House was a stunning collection of sporting art from 17th Century up to date. We shall certainly return for a much longer visit.

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Thank Iguana56
Cambridge, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Palace House has been beautifully restored and it is lovely to see the old yards back in action. The staff were incredibly helpful and pleasant. The exhibitions were well presented and interesting with some fascinating pieces. On the day we went the interactive boards were not working consistently, which was a shame. However when running smoothly I imagine they will... More 

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Thank Milly63Cambridge_UK
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the museum this morning allowing two hours which was not NEARLY enough. Its beautifully laid out, the exhibits and films are excellent, Palace House has been wonderfully restored and the art there is beautiful. Even if you have no real interest in horse racing still go! The Tack Room serves excellent food and drink all day so you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was so much to see and learn. Great food to eat, gifts to buy and demonstrations from ROR. Friendly, helpful staff. Will definitely visit again.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dear All If you are reading the negative reviews like we all do ignore them please as this is a new place and seems the old one was on its last legs, the current negative one seems from someone who doesn't understand the equestrian world or its history! Maybe Lego land is more there thing! Now onto the positive the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely loved our visit. There was inexpensive parking really close by, a good start. Were fortunate enough to arrive just in time for one of the twice daily demonstrations in the outside menage of a racehorse being retrained. Then visited the really fascinating indoor galleries packed with very well presented exhibits, videos and so on. There were numerous friendly, well... More 

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Thank Laurelsayer
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

ROYAL APPLAUSE for PALACE HOUSE! HM The Queen has officially opened The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art. The 3 main sections are: the National Horseracing Museum (NHRM); Palace House, which houses the British Sporting Art Trust, and, perhaps the most exciting, the Rothschild Yard, where ex-racehorses are stabled -a living equine museum! This whole wonderful enterprise tells... More 

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