Based in the heart of Newmarket, the home of British horseracing, the museum showcases the history, science and art of the sport of kings, and was a finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017.

The National Horseracing Museum at Palace House in Newmarket combines three attractions in one: the National Horseracing Museum, the Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art, and a flagship home for the Retraining of Racehorses charity.

The museum holds a nationally and internationally significant collection of fine and decorative art, social history objects, archive material and photographs relating to the history and science of the sport and industry of horseracing, as well as BSAT’s collection of British sporting paintings, prints and sculpture.

The racehorse retraining facility provides an opportunity for the public to encounter live racehorses in the site’s restored stables and newly built arena.

Opened in November 2016 by Her Majesty The Queen, the redevelopment of the venue affirms the historic status of Newmarket as the internationally recognised home of horseracing, and provides the widest possible survey of the sport's cultural and historic importance in the UK.

It was shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017.

National Horse Racing Museum

Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP

01638 667314


Opening times

Open every Tuesday – Sunday 10am-5pm

Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day

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50% off entry
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