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The Palace House Estate 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…!

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National Horseracing Museum

Experience the thrill and excitement of racing

The National Horseracing Museum tells the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. This is explored through works of art, silver, bronzes and artefacts including silks worn by famous jockeys Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori. Using the latest interactive and audio visual displays the museum also takes a different look at the sport, examining the physical attributes of the elite equine athlete and the importance of thoroughbred pedigree. Your visit will not be complete without riding a winner on our famous racehorse simulator!

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Young boy on the National Horseracing Museum's racing simulator

Palace House

A celebration of art through sport

Palace House 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 showcase the finest British sporting art from around the UK.

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Flagship home of Retraining of Racehorses

Meet ex-racehorses in the Rothschild Yard

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. Whilst you will always see a horse working in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena, there may be different disciplines on display.

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Tack Room Restaurant

Featuring the best of British seasonal and local produce

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 King’s Yard provides the perfect space to dine alfresco whilst enjoying our great selection of wines and cocktails.

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NHRM Gift and Book Shop

Purchase your NHRM souvenir

The NHRM gift shop is the perfect place to purchase your NHRM souvenir. The shop also features a second hand bookshop, selling a range of books for all ages.

The Bakery

The perfect place to grab something quick and delicious to eat

Located in the King’s Yard, the Bakery, ran by Stellar Catering, serves a selection of pastries, cakes, cold and hot drinks. The Bakery also features an eco refill hub and picnic boxes, available to pre-order for your visit.

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Venue Hire

More than a museum, an impressive venue for any event

Situated in a royal palace and stables, the National Horseracing Museum offers an impressive venue for any event. From parties and celebrations, to weddings, meetings and conferences, and community events, we have an array of spaces to cater for any event.

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