THE NATIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE

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THE NATIONAL HERITAGE CENTRE AT PALACE HOUSE

IS THE PLACE TO BE IN JUNE

There’s something to entertain all the family this June at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art and you can also check-out why it’s the first sporting museum to be a finalist for the Art Fund Museum of the Year.

10th – 11th June

We kick off the month with team training for the Great British Ladies and Pro-Elite Team GB Horseball team which will take place in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena on 10th and 11th June. Here visitors will be able to watch the best Horseball players in the country refine their match play before they  compete in the Federation International Horse Ball European Cup 2017. Training sessions will be taken by French International and Team GB Coach Christophe Desormeaux. Tickets for this are just £5pp for the paddock area and can be purchased on reception on the day

18th June

Come and celebrate Father’s Day with a difference. On Sunday 18th June we will be hosting the Newmarket Shetland Pony Grand National and family fun day. Enjoy an action packed day full of adrenalin as you watch some of the country’s fastest Shetland ponies race to become crowned the winner. Have a go at being a jockey on the racehorse simulator and enjoy a delicious BBQ by The Tack Room in the paddocks. Tickets for this are just £5pp for the paddock area and can be purchased on reception on the day

21st June

We will be taking part in the celebration of all the fantastic things Suffolk has to offer by reducing ticket prices by 25% and offering a free coffee with any food purchased in The Tack Room.

24th June

On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling. A new temporary exhibition to celebrate the Tour of Britain that will be going through Newmarket in September. The Tour of Britain is British Cycling’s premier road cycling event, giving cycling fans the opportunity to see the world’s best teams and riders competing on their doorstep. This exhibition depicts the art and science of the bicycle. Bicycles came to be seen as a captivating subject for the artist to reflect movement, speed and symbolize the haste and excitement of modernity. Bicycles had been depicted by traditional painters and the bicycle boom of the 1890’s coincided with the great age of French poster art. This was also mirrored in advertising which rose to new heights including the depiction of women on bicycles reflecting a new female freedom of independence and dress code. Explore the science, art and history of cycling in this captivating exhibition that will run until October. This is included in general admission prices.

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