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National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314
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Cornucopia of horseracing history and artefacts

We visited the museum on a really wet day receiving a warm welcome from the friendly and helpful... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve C
London, United Kingdom
Finalist for Museum of the Year 2017

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing Sporting Art is split into two sections. The original... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St Albans, 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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  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the museum on a really wet day receiving a warm welcome from the friendly and helpful front desk team. We were then delighted to start with a coffee in the excellent on-site restaurant with views of the yard. Far from our spirits being...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing Sporting Art is split into two sections. The original building (the old Palace) is a traditional art gallery with some excellent paintings (and a few other items) – during our time in this section of the museum we did...More

Thank Andrew081
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A spur-of-the-minute decision to visit the new horseracing museum going through Newmarket at Sunday lunchtime. Food stop but stayed for 4 hours. Absolute class! High points? The first gallery I poked my nose into - black-and-white sports journalism photos, every one iconic, all well displayed....More

1  Thank Elizabeth l
Reviewed 21 May 2017

At first I was hesitant that this would be a small, silly local museum. Thankfully I was way off in my initial impression. The museum is one of the better, more engaging museums I've been too recently. The exhibits are extremely interesting and technology is...More

1  Thank shaun c
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We visited The National Horseracing Museum with a group of disabled adults. It was brilliant. So much to see, from paintings by the likes of Stubbs and Munnings, a very interesting building - Charles II palace - to the chance to try out a horseracing...More

1  Thank Vivian F
Reviewed 20 May 2017

There is a lot to see at this venue, much more than the name Museum suggests. There is an art gallery in an historic palace, lots of horseracing exhibits in the main museum building with further exhibits in the renovated stable block, many interactive, especially...More

Thank pangalactic
Reviewed 19 May 2017

this is a must for horse-racing enthusiasts. Has every type of horse-related event that they could wish for and is also not too big or too long.

Thank ErnieGodalming
Reviewed 17 May 2017

So much to see and do here my 7 year old granddaughter thought it was fabulous. There was something for everyone even grandpa got to ride the horse simulator, great fun! This is a place for all ages and I would suggest not on race...More

Thank philipjohns2015
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic and interesting visit to this museum today. Not only was it very informative, but also spotlessly clean, easy to get around with a lovely restaurant and garden. We were given a talk whilst watching an ex-racehorse being re-trained and being able to...More

Thank GandM411
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Well worth discovering this excellent site in the centre of Newmarket. There is plenty to do and see. We visited on an organised and pre-planned trip, so were guided through some of the facilities. But there is plenty to wander around and see. A lot...More

Thank Tim B
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Queenie L
How long do you think you would spend on looking around with a relaxed mode?
18 June 2017|
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
Our Family would love to visit @ the beginning of June, this will be the highlight of our Granddaughters trip, she lives in Colorado USA. Question 1/ Can we park our Motor Home - under 5 mtrs Length. 2/ Our two dogs will be with us, is there any part of this outing we can walk them to.? Regards Jo
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