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6th May 2020
The National Horseracing Museum needs your support

The National Horseracing Museum needs your support

As a charity, now more than ever, the NHRM in Newmarket needs your support to ensure we can continue to share the 350-year-old story of horseracing located in the historic Palace of Charles II for future generations to enjoy. Our work to preserve and promote this national archive, with many works on loan from some of the world's most famous collections of sportin…

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4th May 2020
Tour Guide & Gallery Assistant Jane O’Shea

Tour Guide & Gallery Assistant Jane O’Shea

It is with very great sadness that I have to report that our guide and gallery assistant Jane O‚ÄôShea, died at the beginning of May 2020. ¬† Jane O‚ÄôShea Jane worked in the Horseracing Industry from 1978, primarily with Luca Cumani, then spending almost three decades at Somerville Lodge with William Haggas including looking after the brilliant Shaami…

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1st May 2020
Podcast with our CEO about the painting 'Colt Hunting in the New Forest'

Podcast with our CEO about the painting 'Colt Hunting in the New Forest'

In a fantastic interview about one of the most arresting artworks in our Museum, 'Colt Hunting in the New Forest' by Lucy Kemp-Welch, Dr Steven Parissien is in conversation with Journalist Ploy Radford, in which he describes Kemp-Welch's beautiful work as symbolistic-realism. This fascinating podcast is available to hear online and you can discover more about this…

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17th April 2020
NHRM Loans 3D Printer to Enterprising Engineering Student

NHRM Loans 3D Printer to Enterprising Engineering Student

Whilst the National Horse Racing Museum is in temporary lockdown due to COVID-19, we were very pleased to be able to help with a recent request from a local Bottisham-based Engineering student, Georgie Altham, who was producing face masks for the NHS and Care Homes on her 3D printer. Georgie Altham (right) and Events & Group Sales Manager at NHRM, Mary Paltri…

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18th March 2020
Government Directive: Palace House

Government Directive: Palace House

During these extraordinary and challenging times, the safety of our visitors, colleagues and community is our top priority. Therefore, in line with the latest advice from Public Health England, we have decided to temporarily close the museum from 1300 hours on 19 March 2020. We are in close contact with DCMS, the Arts Council and Public Health England as they monitor…

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4th December 2019
Palace House Museum shop presents: Clare Balding book signing

Palace House Museum shop presents: Clare Balding book signing

Palace House Museum shop presents: Clare Balding book signing The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance Tuesday 17th December 1:30pm ‚Äì 3:00pm ¬†Continuing the adventures of young heroine Charlie Bass and her funny family of humans and animals, The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance is the concluding chapter of Clare Balding‚Äôs bestselling Charlie Bass trilogy, fol…

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28th October 2019
King George IV: Royalty, Racing and Reputation

King George IV: Royalty, Racing and Reputation

Our latest temporary exhibition,¬†King George IV: Royalty, Racing and Reputation¬†opens on 28th November 2019 and will be available to view in The Moller Gallery at Palace House until the 19th April 2020. Variously cast in the public imagination as a dissolute wastrel, builder of the Brighton Pavilion or the¬†slow-witted dupe of his scheming butler in the …

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15th August 2019
Life After Racing: ROR

Life After Racing: ROR

Palace House, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, in Newmarket is inviting owners to prepare their horses for life after racing with a stay in the historic Rothschild Yard. Working in partnership with Retraining of Racehorses (RoR), British Horseracing‚Äôs official charity, Palace House is looking for up to eight recently-retired thorou…

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2nd July 2019
Free Entry to Palace House for Racing Staff

Free Entry to Palace House for Racing Staff

Palace House, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art is pleased to announce that it will now be offering free entry to all current and retired racing and stud staff. Palace House is launching this scheme on the 1st July during the annual Racing Welfare event, Racing Staff Week. Palace House is the perfect day out for someone wishing to learn …

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26th April 2019
2-4-1 Tickets at Palace House for May Half Term

2-4-1 Tickets at Palace House for May Half Term

Palace House to offer 2-4-1 Tickets over the May Half Term   25th May - 2nd June Palace House, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art is gearing up for the Summer Half Term by offering ‚ÄòBuy One Get One Free‚Äô on all day tickets. Palace House is the prefect half-term venue families, whether you're art-lovers, horse mad or histor…

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