Palace House: National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Newmarket

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  • This museum is superbly laid out in atractive surroundings with something for everyone. You don't have to be a racing enthusiast to enjoy it either. It has everything from the history of racing, how t...  more »
  • I am not that knowledgeable about horse-racing, but this was a superb museum for enthusiasts and those less keen on the sport. There are a number of interesting and interactive exhibits, both about th...  more »
  • This award-winning centre deserved to be among the winners. It is a fascinating and entertaining visit. From the retraining of retired race horses demonstration, to the excellent sporting events art c...  more »
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  • We had a wonderful day at this beautifully renovated museum. The various exhibits offered a range of information about every aspect of racing,in an accessible and varied way.lots to see and try for every age group. The highlight of our visit was a chat with the retired stable lad who had worked for top trainers all his life,who gave such a personal insight into the career and role of those who are behind the scenes in making these horses so successful .We felt that these important stories should be part of the museum exhibits as they inform our social history and give a broader insight beyond the glittering prizes into the world of racing. So much more interesting than the rather simplistic video display of a day in the life of a jockey .Details such as the training, the daily routine, the working conditions, the travel,life behind the scenes, are an important part of racing history, and we found fascinating. The other highlight was visiting the Rothschild yard ,meeting a retired racehorse and chatting to the groom to hear the story of this horse, his career, his wins,his personality,his future.Again , stories which bring this world of the racehorse alive.
  • Fantastic museum. Presented to very high standard. Find out everything you want to know about horse racing past and present. Great place to visit even if racing isn't really your thing.
  • We took my mum as she has always had a passion for horse racing,she loved it,but so did the rest of the family. Plenty to do,and see,interesting pieces,and a really wonderful setting. The high light was meeting 2 race horse,watching them train,and getting hands on. As a non horse person,it was a great day. Also try the sausage rolls at the cafe,they are delicious
  • A cluster of racing related attractions, Palace house displays a collection of mainly country sports painting, across the road museum of racing, horse retraining charity, an excellent cafe and exhibitions. Not cheap but you can easily spend several hours there.
  • Attractive new installations. Rather a long walk to the loos, not good for those with mobility issues. Kids loved the race horse simulator

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