Enjoy British Science Week at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House, Newmarket


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From Eohippus to Frankel there is plenty to discover at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House during British Science Week this year!

The science of horseracing is a key focus within the galleries – with the Maktoum Gallery of the Thoroughbred dedicated to the scientific reasons that have made racehorses the ultimate racing machine. The state of the art gallery is supported by videos, touch screen interactives, skeletons and hands-on mechanical interactives allowing visitors to explore for themselves the extraordinary anatomy of the racehorse and compare it with their own. The life-sized heart and brain models are proving popular with visitors of all ages!


Join us to celebrate British Science Week with our brand new Family Fun event ‘Eohippus to Equus – Evolution and Inheritance’ on Saturday 10th March from 11am – 4pm. Four workshop based activities will be available throughout the day where you can discover, explore and investigate with exciting hands-on activities for all the family. Find out about horses that lived millions of years ago, handle  the fossil cast collection, have a go at Crafty Camouflage and play the Adaptation Game!

For the first time we have worked in partnership with Science Communication students from University of East Anglia to develop and create these activities. The students themselves will be involved in running the activities for visitors and school groups.

Tickets are £5 per child with accompanying adults free.

Tickets for the event can be purchased on the day or online at: www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk

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