February Half Term Family-Friendly Drop-in Workshops

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February Half Term is almost here!

We are delighted to announce a fun programme of activities for February Half Term, all of which are included in the cost of general admission. As always, general admission is free for children under 16.

What’s more, on the Wednesday of the February Half Term – and in fact every Wednesday in February – you can get into the museum for just £5 per adult! Find out more about that here.

February Half Term Drop-In Dates:

These sessions are suitable for all ages and run from 11am until 3pm on the dates below:

  • Tuesday 14th February. Find out about the origins of Valentine’s Day, hear about the racehorses named after the day and make and create a Valentine’s card, keepsake and heart wand to take home with artist Penny Sobr
  • Wednesday 15th February. Creative crown -making workshop inspired by our current exhibition, Masters & Monarchs and the portrait of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
  • Thursday 16th February. Inspired by our amazing collection, find out about famous racehorses and make a horse hand puppet to take home
  • Friday 17th February. Tiny portraits! Make mini portraits in a range of media, including paint, print and clay

There’s no need to book in advance for these sessions, just turn up on the day and head to reception to find out where the activities are being held. You can also purchase your general admission ticket at the same time. If you’d prefer to book your general admission ticket(s) in advance, you can do that here or using the button on the right hand side.

Please note that children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the session.

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

Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th Feb 2023

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Included in General Admission