National Horse Racing Museum

The King's Yard
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The National Horse Racing Museum is situated in Charles II’s sporting palace and stables and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; 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.


The museum also features a superb on-site restaurant and a bakery. It is accessible to all the public, not just ticket holders, and can be accessed via large gates on Palace Street directly into the King’s Yard or from the atrium that runs from Rous Road car park through to Palace Street.

Retraining of Racehorses demonstrations take place daily in the arena at 11.30 am and 14.30 pm

Visits can take from 3 hours to a full day, and sometimes even more!

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10am-5pm

Admission charges

Annual passes

Adult: £15
NUS - Students: £8
Local Residence Pass: £10
Children (under 16): FREE

Discounts

  • National Art Pass
Getting there

For people travelling by car there are a number of car parks in Newmarket as shown on the map. The two closest to the National Horse Racing Museum are Rous Road, CB8 8LX(short stay) and All Saints CB88ET (long stay) car parks. Please follow the parking signs and brown Museum signs when you reach Newmarket. For more details on all the Newmarket Car Parks please click here.

Collection details

Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Personalities, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Chinky, Philip de László’s Pekinese Dog 1934, Roy Fox Fine Art Photography © de Laszlo Foundation

The Good Companions Exhibition

  • 31 July — 1 November 2020 *on now

Opening on 31st July 2020 and running through to 1st November, The Good Companions: The Many Roles of our Canine Friends is a compelling and engaging exploration of our relationship with dogs down the centuries. Featuring beautiful paintings, drawings, sculptures, photographs, books and objects, even taxidermy of four-legged friends, The Good Companions – like the subjects themselves – is packed with pawsonality.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult: £15
NUS – Students: £8
Local Residence Pass: £10
Children (under 16): FREE

Website

https://www.horseracingmuseum.org/event/the-good-companions-exhibition/

Getting there

For people travelling by car there are a number of car parks in Newmarket as shown on the map. The two closest to the National Horse Racing Museum are Rous Road, CB8 8LX(short stay) and All Saints CB88ET (long stay) car parks. Please follow the parking signs and brown Museum signs when you reach Newmarket. For more details on all the Newmarket Car Parks please click here.

National Horse Racing Museum
Palace House
Palace Street
Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8EP
England

Website

https://www.horseracingmuseum.org/

E-mail

info@nhrm.co.uk

Telephone

01638 667314

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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