National Horse Racing Museum

National Horse Racing Museum

National Horse Racing Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
NHRM & Palace House Estate is a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; National Horseracing Museum in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries, Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and a chance to meet former racehorses in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses. We have a fabulous restaurant and gift shop onsite and visits can take from 3 hours to a full day, and sometimes even more…!
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Trevor Steadman
Chelmsford, UK209 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Took some friends along who were visiting the area. Spent 4 hours, but could have spent longer. Lovely museum galleries which are easy to follow. We picnicking but could easily have eaten in. Would recommend the tour of the rehabilitation unit, but keep an eye on time. The car park we used only allowed 4 hrs. Def worth visiting. learnt a lot despite not being especially horsey.
Written 24 October 2023
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Countryg
2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Solo
Great place for all the family . Lovely museum and gift shop . With a lovely cafe on site . Really enjoyed our visit.
Written 23 September 2023
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Jacqui S
Bourne, UK560 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Despite being not too interested in the horse racing world and being allergic to horses even, this was a fulfilling and delightfully informative set up. We had one of the tours by volunteer Sue who deserves much praise for her explanations, her care and attention and her sense of knowing her audience. Lots to see and do, everything was kept in wonderful condition and plenty of people to ask about anything we were unsure of. A lovely visit thank you.
Written 14 September 2023
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Jazmin R
Woodchurch, UK28 contributions
Sep 2023 • Solo
Really good museum super helpful staff who obviously love their job. Really interesting and factual information available. Will visit again!
Written 3 September 2023
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Elina Michaelidou
London, UK584 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The National Horse Racing Museum was the highlight of our visit to Newmarket. It has a great collection of exhibits about horses and horse racing. The museum is quite big and has a few areas to explore. We started with the main exhibition, and then we went to the smaller rooms around the main courtyard, before continuing to the Palace House. We really enjoyed the horse racing simulator and spotting some horses. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to do the tour but it looked promising.

The one thing I would improve is information about the last entry to each exhibition area. When we asked at the ticket desk what time the entry the reply was that we don't like people coming late as there is a lot to see. However, since our ticket was valid for the whole day, I don't understand what was the issue of knowing what would be the latest time to come back if we decided to leave the museum during the day. Other than that, the rest of the staff were very friendly, especially the person at the Palace House who was very eager to share some information about the history of the building with us.

The street art exhibition that was on during our visit was also very interesting. I would recommend planning at least three hours there and checking the times of the tour in advance to plan accordingly.
Written 1 September 2023
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taratupps2
Norwich, UK210 contributions
Aug 2023
A superb museum run by enthusiastic staff, who are both friendly and knowledgeable in all aspects of the sport. The galleries and memorabilia give an historic story of horse racing we had no idea about. The building and adjacent yard is stunning, the behind the scenes tour was both educational and interesting (a special mention to Sue our guide) who explained in great detail the rehabilitation of ex-race horses.
Written 24 August 2023
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Jem K
4 contributions
Aug 2023 • Solo
Absolutely fascinating history and stunning art, all wrapped up within a brilliant yard that still is utilised as a working stable with the ROR charity.
I am a visitor who doesn't know much about horse racing and I found the museum and gallery fascinating. The staff were incredible! So, so helpful and made the visit extremely comfortable for me as a first time, solo visitor.
The current exhibition Mutiny in Colour is a must see if you are a fan of Banksy/street art as they have curated a stunning display with many different and exciting artists.
I attended the tour as well and met some stunning horses as well as incredibly passionate staff and volunteers, brimming with information.
If you love horses, love art, or just want to try a new museum I highly recommend the Horse Racing Museum.
Written 20 August 2023
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jayne S
Snodland136 contributions
Jul 2023
Really enjoyed my visit here. I upgraded my ticket so that I could return as I had time this week. The ex racehorse tour was very interesting and takes place at 11am /2.30pm for an hour.
The exhibits on show are ideal for everyone even if you're not into horse racing.
It is well worth going over the road to the Palace to see the lovely paintings and for me the very old window which was discovered during renovations.
I must also add a HUGE thank you to the staff in the cafe'...I left without paying'...I had walked half way along the corridor when I realised and at the same time one of the waitress called me. The huge thank you was due to the staff being so very understanding and not making an issue of the situation in public which would have made me feel dreadful as if it wasn't bad enough as it was .
If you're in the area the museum is a worthwhile visit. Parking approx 300yards away £2.50 for 4 hours which is very reasonable.
Written 26 July 2023
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John B
Cambridgeshire, UK823 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
The current art exhibition held in the museum ''Mutiny in Colour' was impressive. Featuring works by Banksy and other street artists, it was original and stimulating.
The high ceilinged wall outside the exhibition featured large life-sized reproductions of some of of Banksy's iconic images - and we particularly liked this part of the exhibition. The exhibition hall was not crowded, though we had expected it to be, and we had booked tickets on-line. The gift shop had various items relating to Banksy's work as well as a bookshop featuring horses and the racing industry.
The cafe was full and many tables had been reserved but we had a coffee across the courtyard at the 'Bakery' where we were able to sit outside and enjoy the sunshine.
Written 23 July 2023
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David D
113 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
Spent an afternoon here ,very informative and a wonderful tour of the facilities ,the two sues were excellent hosts ,cafe is a bit fancy and pricey but there’s a very good cafe straight across the road
Written 2 July 2023
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National Horse Racing Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00