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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: www.nhrm.co.uk).Using our online itinerary creator, Newmarket attractions like The National Horseracing Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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Visited today at the New site at the National Heritage Centre, Palace House. First of all there is ample parking in the reasonably priced car parks a short stroll from the centre. The whole area has b... read more »
Now part of a horse racing history centre at the Old Palace yard about 2 mins from the old high street site. They are doing a 'soft opening' so it will all be open by end October 2016. We visited at 1... read more »
We visited on Friday 7th October 2016 - but the museum wasn't fully open. We saw the art in Palace House, the stables for retraining horses and the Tack Room Cafe and shop. We were advised that free t... read more »
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.
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