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National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art

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Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314
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Well laid out and very interesting

I have been given an annual ticket as a xmas present so went with a friend who had an annual... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jennifer P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
What a great day out for a horse enthusiast

Visited today with a friend. So much to see, including the Retraining of Racehorses Centre. Super... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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The National Heritage Centre is situated in the remains of Charles II’s sporting palace and stables, and spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; the new National Horseracing Museum, a National Art Gallery of British Sporting Art, and a chance to meet former racehorses, in the flagship yard of Retraining of Racehorses.
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  • Terrible1%
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Palace Street | Palace House, Newmarket CB8 8EP, England
+44 1638 667314

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been given an annual ticket as a xmas present so went with a friend who had an annual ticket. Extremely well presented and will certainly be going again. Only downside was the tack room restaurant which was I feel overpriced.and the blueberry parfait...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited today with a friend. So much to see, including the Retraining of Racehorses Centre. Super helpful and friendly staff. Food in the restaurant was outstanding. We were so impressed that we both upgraded our ticket to annual membership, so we will return - probably...More

Thank Mollichop11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a racing enthusiast. loved the history of the place with very good information on the set up of Newmarket as a racing centre and the mechanics of the racehorse. Good to see an old favourite racehorse being retrained for different uses. Good atmosphere with...More

Thank Suevisits
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The new site for the museum is beautifully presented. Not great signage for the ticket office! It is quite expensive for a visit so worth taking the time to view all the exhibits which range from art, to anatomy and breeding history of the race...More

Thank 69trisha
Reviewed 7 November 2017

This museum is situated in the beautifully converted Palace House and from the outside looks very appealing. We paid £12.00 to go in but apart from a well stocked shop and smart cafe/restaurant there was very little to keep us there. I feel it is...More

Thank Fran a
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Being a huge fan of racing/horses I just had to visit! The location is spot on and there’s so much to do and see! The rehabilitation of racehorse area was amazing bringing you closer to the horses! This was a huge surprise!! The on-site tack...More

Thank leeoliver
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Went for an afternoon out, as a family member works in the racing industry at Newmarket. Seeing the 14:30 show and tell was great, however in the galleries not to be able to take photos at certain points really sticks in my craw. I get...More

Thank Quintin V
Reviewed 5 November 2017

You don't need to appreciate horses or like horse racing to enjoy this 'museum'. Various attractions from cycling to art! Great use of technology to advance the experience. Two hours is absolute minimum - especially if you also take in a demonstration in the arena....More

Thank Gillian P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

Spent a very interesting afternoon learning about racehorses and the history of the racing then had the opportunity to watch retired horses being re-trained for general riding purposes. Fascinating and informative. Well worth the visit. Good cafe-always a bonus point!

Thank Moomin53
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Took family and grandchild to the "grooming a pony " time over this weekend ,What an interesting and informative time we had.Grandchild had a great time actually grooming the pony and having a ride on the racehorse simulator.A great time was-had by all and we...More

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Helen S
10 October 2017|
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Response from hollysmum_8 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a Thursday, in term time. It was not crowded and I don't imagine it is ever unpleasantly so. There is plenty of room, both inside and out. The restaurant however is very popular with local people as well... More
Queenie L
17 June 2017|
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Response from NHRM_12 | Property representative |
Hi there, there is a lot to see and do, so we would recommend around 3-4 hours, the demonstrations are at 11am and 2,30pm so it might be worth planning your visit around those. We hope you enjoy your visst
Jo F
2 May 2017|
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Response from susan j | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jo. I think there could be parking for you in the Coach Park but I'd look on their Website and email the request in advance. There is also a big outdoor car park very near the Heritage Centre. After 1.00 pm all the... More