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Welcome to the National Horse Racing Museum ...
Open 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Sunday
Museum Opening Hours: 10am - 4pm
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As a charity, NHRM needs your support to ensure we can continue to share the story of horseracing in the historic Palace of Charles II….learn more
NHRM offers an impressive venue for any event. From parties and launches to conferences we have an array of spaces to cater for event hire…learn more
Built in the remains of Charles II sporting palace and racing stables, NHRM moved from the High Street to the Palace House Estate in 2016…learn more
Join the Friends and support the work of NHRM. We help purchase objects and arrange a varied programme of events to help raise funds…learn more
For people travelling by car, there are a number of car parks in Newmarket as shown on the map. The two closest to NHRM are Rous Road, CB8 8LX...learn more
Keep up to date on the latest news and events at Palace House and explore more about the history, stories and scandals of horseracing...news
The National Horse Racing Museum is a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket. It comprises three complementary attractions; National Horseracing Museum in the Trainer’s House and King’s Yard Galleries, Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and a chance to meet former racehorses in the flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses.
We have a fabulous restaurant and gift shop onsite and visits can take from 3 hours to a full day, and sometimes even more…! However, don’t worry if you can’t fit it all in in one day – upgrade your ticket to an annual pass for FREE to return as many times as you like for 12 months after purchase.
COVID-19 – Our key priority is to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff. To that end, we have conducted a thorough Covid-19 site risk assessment and introduced a range of safety measures, all in strict accordance with government guidelines. You will find that we have instituted one-way routes around the site, both indoors and outdoors, and we ask that all visitors both abide by these routes and maintain appropriate social distancing. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you.find out more
Situated in the King’s Yard and Trainer’s House, the National Horseracing Museum tells the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. Using the latest interactive and audio visual displays the museum takes a different look at the sport, examining the physical attributes of the elite equine athlete and the importance of thoroughbred pedigree.find out more
Palace House Newmarket occupies the last remaining part of King Charles II’s sporting palace and stables, providing an exciting attraction which is steeped in history. Paintings by George Stubbs and Sir Alfred Munnings rub shoulders with works from John Singer Sargent and John Wootton showcasing the finest British Sporting Art from around the UK.find out more
Meet former racehorses and find out how racehorses are retrained to riding horses as our friendly staff walk and talk you through their routine. Every day the ‘Behind the Scenes’ RoR tour is different, while you will always see a horse being ridden in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena there may be different disciplines on display.find out more
The Tack Room Restaurant features the best of British produce, showcasing seasonal and local produce where possible. Throughout the summer, the outdoor terrace in the Kings Yard provides the perfect space to dine alfresco whilst enjoying our great selection of wines and cocktailsfind out more