Family Fun Palace

You are invited to the museum for a free day of family fun and drop-in activities to celebrate 350 years of Palace House.

Planned activities include:

  • Meeting King Charles II and exploring the palace with his housekeeper
  • Finding out about famous 17th Century scientists with our wordsearch
  • Experimenting with fruit to explain astronomical discoveries at the time of King Charles II
  • Learning about heraldry and designing your own shield
  • Creating your own dragon or unicorn to take home

Sessions are planned from 10:30am – 12:30pm, and again from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Last admission to the Fun Palace is 3pm.

Cost of entry to Family Fun Palace:

This event is free to everyone, and there’s no need to book in advance, simply head to reception or the shop on the day to get started. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

If you would like to book a General Admission ticket, which gives you access to all areas including the National Horseracing Museum, Palace House and the Rothschild Yard, where you can meet retired racehorses, simply click here and follow the on-screen instructions. When you get here, upgrade to an Annual Pass for FREE. This gives you unlimited access for 12 months from the date of your first visit.

Already an existing Annual Pass holder? Head to the shop on arrival to scan your ticket and pick up a day badge.

About the National Horseracing Museum:

The National Horseracing Museum is a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket – the long-established home of flat racing.

As an important part of the horseracing industry, we tell the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the global phenomenon it is today. The museum contains stunning works of art, contemporary sculptures, science and breeding galleries, and some of the world’s most famous racing trophies, unique bronzes and artefacts.

Part of the museum is based in the former sporting palace of King Charles II, built over 350 years ago when the ‘Sport of Kings’ was in its infancy. 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 the thoroughbred pedigree via our science gallery.

We also re-train retired racehorses in the Rothschild Yard, making NHRM one of the very few places in Newmarket where you can meet retired racehorses. There are daily tours too.

Whilst you’re here, why not make a day of it and book a table for lunch at The Tack Room restaurant, or order a picnic from The Bakery to enjoy in our beautiful grounds.

Event Information

Saturday 2nd October 2021

This event has closed

Free of Charge