Planning Your Visit

Visit the National Horseracing Museum, a five acre site in the heart of Newmarket, Suffolk. 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 restaurant, bakery and shop onsite. 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 over one day – you can upgrade your ticket to an annual pass for FREE to return as many times as you like for 12 months after purchase. Just ask at the shop for more information.

Please note: The museum is not open on Mondays.

To help with your visit, we’ve asked some of the people who know our site best for their lowdown on what not to miss. We know there’s lots to do at NHRM and it can be tricky fitting it all in, so if you’ve only got limited time on site we want to make sure you use it wisely!

For security reasons, please do not bring large bags or suitcases to the museum. Items larger than 40 x 40 x 50 cm are not allowed to be taken into the Galleries.


Useful Information

Planning Your Visit

Opening Times & Prices

Opening Times:

Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

Ticket Prices:

Adult (16 years and over): £15

Children (under 16): FREE

Local Residents (CB8, IP28 or IP29 postcode): £10

NUS Students (with valid student ID): £8

Armed Forces Covenant (includes US Armed Forces): £7.50

Art Fund Member (with proof of National Art Pass): £7.50

Please note: relevant proof is required for concession rates.

Young children looking at the historic fountain in the Rothschild Yard at NHRM

Getting Here

Travel, Parking & Directions

For people travelling by car there are a number of car parks in Newmarket, the two closest to the museum are Rous Road, CB8 8LX (short stay) and All Saints, CB8 8ET (long stay) car parks. The museum is just a short walk from Newmarket train station and Newmarket bus station.

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Travel to Trainers House entrance on Palace Street at the National Horseracing Museum

Explore & Enjoy the Site

Familiarise yourself with our site map before you visit the National Horseracing Museum – there’s so much to do here that we’d hate for you to miss anything! If you don’t get to see everything, don’t forget you can upgrade to an Annual Pass for FREE when you buy a general admission ticket.

Just ask at the shop for more information and pick up a copy of your map too.

Site Map

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Whilst You're Here

Discover Newmarket, the Home of Horseracing

Discover Newmarket is the official tourism service for Newmarket and the surrounding area, providing information, along with ideas and inspiration, on how to make the most of your visit to the home of horseracing.

In addition, Discover Newmarket also run a series of guided tours and walks which offers visitors a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at racing’s headquarters to see the equine stars at work and learn about the fascinating history, heritage and culture of this internationally recognised town.

We recommend the Ultimate Newmarket Experience tour where you can enjoy lunch in the Tack Room restaurant before you visit the National Horseracing Museum at your own leisure.

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Escape the everyday in the east of England, with a leisure break in Newmarket. Discover fabulous hotels, delightful self catering cottages and traditional B&Bs, not to mention East Anglia’s beautiful countryside and countless country paths, historic rural pubs and an amazing selection of exciting tours and unique experiences. Create lasting memories at the Home of Horseracing.

The world-famous City of Cambridge is just 14 miles west of Newmarket. Head east to the historic town of Bury St Edmunds to explore the ancient Abbey and cathedral.

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Race horses being exercised in and around Newmarket, Suffolk