Palace House, Newmarket
Open Monday to Sunday
10am – 5pm
Palace House is made up of three attractions: The National Horseracing Museum, The British Sporting Art Trust and Retraining of Racehorses. Together they create a fantastic new National Heritage Centre in Newmarket, Suffolk.
The National Horseracing Museum
Using the latest interactive and audio visual displays the Museum tells the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. There is also a different look at the sport, examining the physical attributes of the elite equine athlete and the importance of thoroughbred pedigree.
Discover and meet the heroes of racing themselves – the racehorses!
The Rothschild Yard has been returned to its former glory to stable former racehorses, showcasing the work of the Retraining of Racehorses charity to illustrate how thoroughbreds can be re-trained effectively for a successful life beyond horseracing.
Fred Packard Galleries
Situated in the remaining element of Charles II’s racing palace is the Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art – a new home for the British Sporting Art Trust. Paintings by George Stubbs and Sir Alfred Munnings rub shoulders with works from John Singer Sargent and John Wootton showcasing the finest British Sporting Art from around the UK.