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National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

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Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314
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Excellent all round, a great tribute to racing and racehorses

We spent a fascinating 4 hours here, and could have spent longer! Starting with an excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
ScotlandEartha
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There are real horses here.

W e didn't really know what to expect , but i have to say what a wonderful interesting place. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
taniaandsteve2018
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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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Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent a fascinating 4 hours here, and could have spent longer! Starting with an excellent introdution to the ROR programme then through the stable area and the areas explaining breeding, training etc etc. The staff were so enthusiastic and described the complex world of...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

W e didn't really know what to expect , but i have to say what a wonderful interesting place. We took our 3 children ,who were encourage to join in with a quiz within the museum. Lots to see and watch. Opening up to the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a lovely day here with family that includes a three year old and a twelve year old. Beautiful paintings that were enjoyed if a little hastily with a active three year old. There is audio commentary if prefer to accompany your viewing. Then to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very well appointed modern museum, informative, staff helpful and approachable. Great food in the restaurant, long opening hours, see how they retrain racehorses in person with a real horse!

Thank Mike U
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here during Twilight at the museum, easy to find but it was completed very quickly. The Racing simulator was my child's favourite part. I am not sure if we only saw some of the museum that was open on this night because if...More

Thank Erika B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such an amazing place to visit. The complete history of horse racing. So well laid out with displays for all the family to enjoy. If you are a horse nut it's paradise. Staff so knowledgeable and friendly. You will be treated as a V.I.P visitor....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Palace House in Newmarket with modest expectations as we have no particular interest in or knowledge of horse racing, but read excellent reviews of the recently reopened museum and decided to explore a sport we had not experienced. We are so pleased...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be careful not to miss the Sporting art over the road, it is part of the museum and the building is amazing. We all loved the new museum, much better presentation and setting than it's predecessor. The restaurant is very popular with the locals and...More

Thank Caroline G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set right in the centre of town you can walk back into history at the former Rothschild stables. The horse racing museum is newly relocated and displays all modern technology and presentation of artefacts and storylines. A must see for horse people.

Thank Ellen A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my niece and my nephew to visit in July 2017. We always go to museums rather than beach days and seeing the horse simulator on a friends facebook page (as he goes often with his horse mad daughter) I thought my niece and...More

Thank Lisa B
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Helen S
9 October 2017|
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We were there on a Thursday, in term time. It was not crowded and I don't imagine it is ever unpleasantly so. There is plenty of room, both inside and out. The restaurant however is very popular with local people as well... More
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Queenie L
17 June 2017|
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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
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Jo F
1 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
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