The National Horse Racing Museum 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 artefacts including racing 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 elite horses and the importance of the thoroughbred pedigree. Your visit will not be complete without riding our famous racehorse simulator in the King’s Yard Galleries.
Palace House occupies the last remaining part of King Charles II’s sporting palace and racing stables, providing a beautiful attraction which is steeped in history. Housing paintings by George Stubbs
and Sir Alfred Munnings
which jostle for position with important works showcasing some of the finest sporting art from around the UK.
Meet former racehorses and find out how they are retrained as our friendly staff walk and talk you through their routine on the ‘Behind the Scenes’ 45-minute tour which happens twice a day.
Tuesday 14, Wednesday 15, Thursday 16 and Friday 17 September
Tours start at 11am and 2.30pm (museum open 10am-5pm)
This event is free as it is part of Heritage Open Days!
Essential - visit the National Horse Racing Museum website
National Horse Racing Museum, Palace Street, Newmarket
This is a Heritage Open Days 2021 event promoted by the National Horse Racing Museum.