National Horseracing Museum

Palace Street, Newmarket, CB8 8EP

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Tuesday – Sunday 10am to 4pm (winter hours, 1 November – 31 March). Tuesday – Sunday 10am to 5pm (summer hours, 1 April to 31 October)

The National Horseracing Museum (NHRM) tells the story of horse racing from its earliest origins to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. This is explored through works of art, silver, bronzes, and artifacts including silks worn by famous jockeys Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori.

Using the latest interactive and audio-visual displays the museum also takes a different look at the sport, examining the physical attributes of the elite equine athlete and the importance of thoroughbred pedigree.

We also have a regular calendar of exhibitions and events, making every visit that little bit different. Your visit will not be complete without riding a winner on our famous racehorse simulator!

Located on a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket, the venue comprises three complementary attractions; National Horseracing Museum in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries, the Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and a chance to meet former racehorses in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses. This is one of the few places in Newmarket where you can get up close with retired racehorses, with two daily tours.

There is a fabulous restaurant and gift shop on-site and visits can take from 3 hours to a full day, and sometimes even more…!

Don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in in one day – upgrade your ticket to an annual pass for free when you get here. You can then return as many times as you like for 12 months after purchase!

So much more than a museum!

For more information about the National Horseracing Museum, visit the NHRM website.

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