The newly opened and rebranded National Horse Racing Museum is proud to present its Halloween
themed events – Fright Nights at the Museum…!
Due to Covid-19, Halloween just won’t be the same this year. No apple bobbing, plans for trick or treat
are on hold, parades cancelled. We understand how disappointing this is for many people so we’re
opening our doors after hours to provide the community with a safe space in which to enjoy Halloween!
We’re planning two separate events – a family friendly Fright Night from Wednesday, 28th
– Friday, 30th
October in Palace House, (once the horseracing home of King Charles II during his visits to Newmarket.)
And today home to paintings and many other works of art. We’re inviting families and young children to
dress up and join us to take a tour by torchlight and watch history come alive. We’ve hidden 5 bats
around the house – if they find them all they win a goody bag! We’ll also be giving away craft kits for
families to enjoy at home. Tickets cost £5 for adults, or £3 for adults in fancy dress, and entry is free to
children under 16.
For those looking for an altogether scarier experience we will be hosting our Fright Nights at the
Museum on Saturday 31st October from 6pm – 9pm. We’ll be dressing the museum like
the set of a horror movie, taking full advantage of our 5 acre indoor and outdoor site.
After their activities, visitors will be able to relax with a warming mulled wine or boozy hot chocolate
and enjoy a BBQ at our beautiful alfresco bar.
The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. We’ve conducted a thorough risk
assessment of the site and our catering outlets and taken the required actions to ensure that we are
compliant with government guidelines and legislation. We are registered as a participant of the ‘We’re
Good to Go’ scheme. The amount of outdoor space allows our visitors to socially distance with ease and
hand sanitizer is provided all around the museum. We ask all our visitors to purchase their tickets online
in advance for track and trace purposes.
We look forward to welcoming guests to our inaugural Fright Nights at the Museum!