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14th February 2018
Mill Reef - 50 Years

Mill Reef - 50 Years

The iconic flat horse Mill Reef, winner of the Derby and the Arc was born 50 years ago on 23rd February 1968. Mill Reef with Professor Roberts at The National Stud. c.1973, The Roberts Collection, National Horseracing Museum We are pleased to mark this anniversary with a display that will showcase key items from the Museum collection to celebrate this phenomenal hors…

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6th February 2018
Arabian Horse: From the Desert to the World

Arabian Horse: From the Desert to the World

Arabian Horse: From the Desert to the World, is a compelling new exhibition that will present a rich selection of key works to mark this memorable anniversary and to celebrate the history of the world’s oldest horse breed. The exhibition opens on Thursday 22nd March until Friday 13th July 2018. Wilfrid Scawen Blunt on Pharoah Lady Anne Blunt (c) Philip Viscount Kne…

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17th January 2018
James Ward: Animal Painter

James Ward: Animal Painter

We are delighted to announce our new special exhibition for 2018 will be James Ward: Animal Painter Friday 4 May until Sunday 28 October 2018. Brought together for a rare viewing, are paintings including the artist’s arresting Fight between a Lion and a Tiger (1797) on loan from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge and View in Tabley Park (1813-18), on loan from Tate…

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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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