National Horse Racing Museum

National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket: Hours, Address, National Horse Racing Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

National Horse Racing Museum

National Horse Racing Museum
4.5
Art Galleries • Speciality Museums
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
11:00 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…!
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Romeo24799
Rotherham, UK118 contributions
A must visit, fantastic experience.
Jun 2021 • Couples
Fantastic experience, very knowledgeable and friendly staff.
Big Bucks was on site and truly magnificent. Bob Champion was on site promoting the NRHM. Farrier demonstration was interesting and staff informative.
Gallery staff truly knowledgeable and interesting to talk to. The horse racing simulator is a must, the operator was very welcoming and as an ex jockey gave clear instructions, great guy. All the girls in the Rothschild yard shared their passion and knowledge for the horses. Beautiful restaurant set in the courtyard overlooking a statue of Frankel, lovey food lovely drinks and superb staff.
All this on a five acre site tucked away behind TK Max just off the main high street.
Written 25 July 2021
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aunt73
Milton Keynes, UK207 contributions
Really enjoyed
Jul 2021
Visited here on a sunny Friday. The grounds are lovely. All staff very friendly and helpful. Husband went on the horse simulator which was fun. Would recommend and excellent value.
Written 9 July 2021
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cheryledmonds36
Witham, UK31 contributions
Comprehensive racing museum and galleries.
Jul 2021 • Couples
The museum is spacious inside and out with several galleries, many racing objects in the yard/stable buildings, as well as an opportunity to watch some ex racehorses undergoing training for their new lives.
Refreshments and shop available.
Rous road car park adjacent to the museum.
Written 5 July 2021
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DARCY2UK
14 contributions
Nice to have been
May 2021
I'm going with four stars because it's an important place for horse race fans but we knew that our kids wouldn't get a lot from it but we thought there misght be race horses there. I'm pleased we went as we want to know about England. I thought it might be a deal bigger. Great history.
Written 30 June 2021
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Dan D
2 contributions
Interesting bu expensive
Jun 2021
Excellent and enthusiastic staff but there was not much there really to see and the admission charge of £15 was too expensive.
Written 15 June 2021
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alisonkou
UK45 contributions
First trip to Newmarket
May 2021
Spent a lovely day here. The lady talking to us was very knowledgeable about the horses, racing and care. We met an ex jockey and he talked to us for half an hour . We then had a lovely meal outside. Service excellent, food delicious and our waitress was charming a Finish lady. Every where was spotless. We then went to palace house and Karen took us round. Her knowledge of art was amazing.
This was our first break away in 8 months.
Cant fault any of this. We didnt have to book a slot but might have to later in season.
Thanks to all staff for a lovely day.
Written 28 May 2021
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Susan M
Cambridge, UK6 contributions
A good experience
May 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the museum. It is an attractive place with plenty to see. staff were incredibly helpful and friendly. Included is a talk and a chance to see a racehorse being retrained in the Peter Sullivan arena. Deb and Sue were both very knowledgeable and made it interesting to listen and learn.
There are galleries, video and even a racehorse simulator you can try. There are 2 places to eat and a picnic room. The tack room is more of a restaurant but the Old Bakery has lovely fresh food baked on the premises with outside tables. I wish the weather had been good enough to sit outside!!
The shop is well stocked with visitor attractions. There are 2 car parks nearby. We used the TK Maxx car park and you can take a short direct walk to the museum from the car park. The adult entry has given us annual membership so it is good value. A visit is definitelyrecommended!
Written 22 May 2021
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horatio1805
north norfolk UK159 contributions
MARVELLOUS HALLOWEEN
Oct 2020
What a marvellous effort the staff of the museum put on for Halloween, those ghostly riders circling the walker were really scary, the old crone!! and ghoulish daughters were quite frightening too, thanks for making it so entertaining for us all.
Written 1 November 2020
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Shirley M
London, UK183 contributions
Interesting!!
Oct 2020
Very interesting and lots to see., Good value for money, a tour of the retraining the race horses is also included.
Written 26 October 2020
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BeckyAltonUK
Alton UK15 contributions
An enjoyable day.
Oct 2020 • Couples
If you love horses and horse racing then this is a must! Even if you don’t have the passion for horses then I think you’ll still enjoy your day here. My other half is non-horsey and loved it. The staff are very helpful and friendly and it’s wonderful to see the art and other exhibitions. My favourite part is inevitably going behind the main building to see the horses. They retrain and re-home retired racehorses as well as having some on a holiday and it was fabulous to see them up close. I haven’t owned a horse for a while but there was one there who needed a new home and I’m therefore hoping for a lottery win as I loved him. I even had a go on the racehorse simulator which was great fun but a reminder that I’m unfit and nearly fifty!
There are a couple of places to grab a coffee and eats and a shop! It’s smart, immaculately clean and I highly recommend it.
Written 26 October 2020
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National Horse Racing Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
  • Tue - Sat 10:00 - 17:00