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The National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket

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The National Horseracing Museum was opened to the public by its patron Her Majesty The Queen in 1983 and holds an internationally significant collection of fine and decorative art, social history objects, archive material and photographs relating to the history and science of racehorses. The NHRM is a registered charity (No. 283656) and operates independently of the government, local authority and racing industry. It relies wholly on income from ticket admissions, sponsorship, donations and trading through its café and shop (see also:
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  • I'm not a racing person, but I live in Newmarket, the home of Britain's horse racing industry, where there are 3,000+ horses in training. We've been waiting and watching for the past few years as this...  more »
  • Great food. Reasonably priced. Nice place for lunch whether you visit the museum or not. Good for tea and cake or 3 courses. 
  • We popped in and browsed but found the signage inadequate as we got lost and ended up behind the stables! We then came across an excellent & knowledgeable groom called Joe who took the time with us an...  more »
  • What a disappointment!! Thought it would be great at the Palace house, very little open, and very expensive £8.00 for a guide book on top of £15.50 each for admission , wandered around no signage lets hope it will improve as we have purchased a yearly ticket.
  • Interesting for experts in horse racing as well as beginners. Friendly staff and fascinating pieces.
  • Some fascinating stuff in here! Lots of great information and even though I'm not knowledgeable on horses myself there was a good level of information for all types of people. What really made the museum shine was John (employee) who shared some fascinating insights into the industry from first hand knowledge, an absolute joy to listen to and really made the trip great, could have listened all day. Got dragged into having a go on the racing simulator by my other half! More tiring than I expected, but fun in the end! Looking forward to the new premises, will be back to see it.
  • really enjoyed our visit, the horse simulator is great!
  • Quite a surprisingly museum.