Where to find us

National Horseracing Museum
Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP
T. 01638 667 314  |   E. info@nhrm.co.uk

Summer Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

The National Horse Racing Museum has restored and adapted the Trainers House and Palace House to display the museum’s superb collections, and to convey the drama and excitement of the sport through the latest audio visual technology.

  • Sporting Talk: The forgotten history of everyday speech

    Our newest exhibition explores sporting phrases we use in everyday life without even thinking. There are some that are obvious, like the ball's in your court but there are others whose origins are not so clear. Exhibition runs until 17th October.

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  • George Denholm Armour: A life illustrated

    The museum is grateful to have been loaned a collection of original George Denholm Armour drawings and watercolours dating from the 1870s until the 1930s. Exhibition runs from 1st June - 28th November.

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  • Mud, Sweat and Tears: A history of Jump Racing

    This exhibition explores the excitement and unpredictability of Jump Racing from its 18th century origins in Ireland to the modern day. Exhibition runs from 10th July - 5th December.

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  • Curator Led Tour

    Join Packard Curator, Dr Alexandra Fletcher, at 10:15am every Friday, from 27th August until 3rd December, for a tour of our special exhibition, Mud, Sweat and Tears: A history of Jump Racing. 

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  • Classic Femme Concert

    Join us for a concert in the beautiful Palace House Garden on Thursday, 16th September with Classic Femme, a ladies quartet singing close harmony a capella arrangements of popular songs.

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  • Family Fun Palace

    You are invited to the museum for a free day of family drop-in activities to celebrate 350 years of Palace House. Saturday, 2nd October 10:30am - 2:30pm.

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  • Family Friendly Fright Night at the Museum

    We’re inviting families and young children to dress up and join us at Palace House this Halloween! Take a tour by torchlight and watch history come alive, meet the ghosts of Charles II and his housekeeper, and join us on a witch hunt! 4pm - 6pm Thursday, 28th and Friday, 29th October.

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  • Fright Night at the Museum

    Back by popular demand! Join us on the evening of Saturday, 30th October for our famous Fright Night at the Museum!

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  • Christmas Carols

    Following the sell-out Christmas carol concert here at the museum in 2020, we're delighted to welcome Classic Femme back for more festivities on Thursday, 9th December from 6pm - 7pm.

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  • Horseback Falconry

    We are delighted to welcome The Recycled Racehorse Falconry Team to the museum on Saturday, 26th March 2022. The team works in teaching, display work and field falconry, and have the only horses in the country that work with Golden eagles. The display will be fast, informative, educational and entertaining!

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