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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 – 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’s bestselling Charlie Bass trilogy, following The …

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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 TV classi…

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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’s official charity, Palace House is looking for up to eight recently-retired thoroughbr…

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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 ‘Buy One Get One Free’ on all day tickets. Palace House is the prefect half-term venue families, whether you're art-lovers, horse mad or history obsess…

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10th April 2019
Absolute Taste to reopen The Tack Room

Absolute Taste to reopen The Tack Room

  Newmarket restaurant, The Tack Room, is set to re-open on 10th April following a refresh from award-winning food company, Absolute Taste. Based at Palace House, home to the National Horseracing Museum and the Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art, the restaurant is the perfect place for locals and out-of-town visitors to enjoy The Tack Room’s revitalised…

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10th April 2019
Family Fun this Easter at Palace House

Family Fun this Easter at Palace House

Palace House leads the celebrations of Easter in Newmarket: get set for an egg-cellant occasion! Join us between Saturday 6th April and Monday 22nd April for a fun-packed weekend out for all the family to celebrate Easter in Newmarket. 10am – 5pm daily.   Hop around the King’s Yard galleries with our specially designed Easter ‘Gold’ Trail and have an egg…

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12th July 2018
Celebrate the Suffrage Centenary at Palace House on Sunday 15th July

Celebrate the Suffrage Centenary at Palace House on Sunday 15th July

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art at Palace House are celebrating 100 Years since Women got the vote on Sunday 15th July, the birth date of the leader of the Suffragette movement, Emmeline Panckhurst. We will be joined by historian and costumed interpreter Dr Kate Vigurs who will be in full Suffragette attire and giving rousing talks throu…

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10th July 2018
Newmarket Town Prepares to Welcome Iconic Lexus Melbourne Cup

Newmarket Town Prepares to Welcome Iconic Lexus Melbourne Cup

  As Newmarket gears up for three days of fantastic racing at the Moët & Chandon July Festival, the town is also preparing to welcome the iconic Lexus Melbourne Cup on its tour around the world. Arriving in Newmarket on Wednesday 11 July, the 18-carat gold Cup worth $200,000 will begin its tour at the yard of trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam early on Wednesday mor…

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