The National Horseracing Museum, is situated next to the Jockey Club on Newmarket’s High Street. The story of racing is told through the museum’s permanent collections which feature the horses, people, events and scandals that make it so colourful. There are over 8,000 objects in the collection with items associated with Red Rum, Frankie Dettori and Fred Archer on display, including the skeleton of Hyperion whilst the Practical Gallery offers the chance to ride the racehorse simulator in the colours of famous names. After working up an appetite on the simulator or for those looking for homemade food, the museum café serves hot and cold food made from locally sourced products. The equestrian and country themed gift shop stocks everything from cards to clothes.
The museum will soon be moving to Palace House and stables site where the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art will open in autumn 2016 showcasing a new museum, a national gallery of British Sporting Art and the flagship home of the Retraining of Racehorses charity. There are a number of opportunities to get involved in the project, from volunteering opportunities to a range of events and activities. Keep an eye on our website and social media pages for further information.
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Telephone: 01638 667333