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5th December 2017
COMMUNITY CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IN COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

COMMUNITY CAROLS AND CHRISTMAS CRAFTS IN COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Visit the National Heritage Centre at Palace House, Newmarket this December for three days of festivities. On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December, The National Heritage Centre at Palace House, Newmarket is the place to be to get you into the Christmas spirit. Come and meet the miniature donkeys ‘Pip’ and ‘Plum’ who will be ready to greet visitors in the Roth…

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4th December 2017
PURPLE PATCH FOR PALACE HOUSE NEWMARKET

PURPLE PATCH FOR PALACE HOUSE NEWMARKET

Purple Moon has joined the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket for visitors to meet. Purple Moon has joined the Retraining of Racehorses (RoR) team at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket for the winter. Visitors will be able to meet the talented globe trotter during the Christmas period along with stable mates Our Vic, Jonnie Skull, …

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28th November 2017
Picture Perfect Horseracing

Picture Perfect Horseracing

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art unveils the short-listed images for this year's horseracing 'photographer of the year' award Many of the most captivating and stunning  horseracing images of 2017 are now on display at the National Heritage Centre in Newmarket, where the finalists in the HWPA 'Photographer of the Year' and 'Photo of the …

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2nd November 2017
One Year Anniversary

One Year Anniversary

Since opening on 3rd November 2016 the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art has achieved the following: 33,000 visitors through the doors 21 family events 2,422 educational visits International visitors from over 28 countries from New Zealand to Columbia! 11 horses have been retrained and rehomed from the flagship yard for Retraining of Racehor…

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24th October 2017
Clippy

Clippy

We are delighted to be displaying a very special sculpture from the World Horse Welfare charity in the Rothschild Yard – so please do come down and see it for yourself! The sculpture is a lifesize horse, modelled on a rescue pony named Clippy, and featuring over 400 horseshoes. The sculpture includes 42 shoes donated by 'celebrity' horses and ponies, including Olym…

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11th October 2017
Two important new loans on display

Two important new loans on display

Two outstanding paintings have recently gone on display on long term loan in the Packard Galleries. Both from private collections, they have rarely been on public display before. Jenison Shafto’s racehorse Snap, held by Thomas JacksonGeorge Stubbs (1724-1806)c.1762 oil on canvas ,Private collection   Jenison Shafto’s racehorse Snap, held by Thomas Jackson, j…

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10th October 2017
Suffolk Museum of the Year

Suffolk Museum of the Year

The National Heritage for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House Newmarket was announced as Suffolk Museum of the Year 2017 last night at an awards ceremony at the University of Suffolk. The annual Awards have been running since 2012 and are organised by the Association for Suffolk Museums, partnered by the East Anglian Daily Times, BBC Radio Suffolk and the …

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10th October 2017
Over 100 retired racing staff attended a special coffee morning on World Mental Health Day

Over 100 retired racing staff attended a special coffee morning on World Mental Health Day

New scheme to help prevent loneliness and social isolation amongst retired racing staff to launch on World Mental Health Day. Over 100 retired racing staff from the Newmarket area attended a special coffee morning at  The National Heritage Centre fon Tuesday 10th October, World Mental Health Day. Racing Welfare is aware that loneliness and social isolation is a gro…

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28th September 2017
Setting the Stage at Palace House

Setting the Stage at Palace House

Setting the Stage at Palace House In continuing their support for the Newmarket Community, The Newmarket Festival have agreed to sponsor the construction of a viewing platform for Palace House’s state of the art horse walker. The contribution of £5,000 will enable The Racing Museum to construct a viewing platform to enable visitors to gain a real insight into the w…

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28th September 2017
Rare letters from Sir Alfred Munnings on display

Rare letters from Sir Alfred Munnings on display

Two rare letters from Sir Alfred Munnings have gone on display in the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket Two rare letters and a visitors’ book have gone on display in the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket. They are from Sir Alfred Munnings (1879-1959) to Mrs Kate Howard who ran a four roomed guest house in Newmarket where he stayed. …

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