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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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11th September 2017
Peter O'Sullevan Arena Receives British Showjumping Approved Venue Status

Peter O'Sullevan Arena Receives British Showjumping Approved Venue Status

We are delighted to announce that the Peter O'Sullevan Arena has been awarded the British Showjumping Approved Venue Status. The British Showjumping Approved Venue boards are issued to venues which can run British Showjumping competitions and/or British Showjumping training.  The criteria as a training venue which Palace House has met included assessments on the fo…

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4th September 2017
Summer Colouring Competition

Summer Colouring Competition

Over the summer holidays, the National Heritage Centre has been running a colouring competition for children of all ages. Over 100 colouring sheets have been submitted within three age ranges; 3-5 year olds, 6-8 year olds, and 9-11 year olds. The winners were judged by Dr Patricia Hardy, Packard Curator at the National Heritage Centre on Friday 1st September. An array…

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18th August 2017
Sir Alfred Munnings: Painting Winners

Sir Alfred Munnings: Painting Winners

A breathtaking new exhibition We are delighted to have partnered with The Munnings Art Museum to present Studies for Southern Hero, oil on board. (c) Estate of Sir Alfred Munnings this wonderful new exhibition that looks closely into Sir Alfred Munnings’ work and how it has been influenced by Newmarket and racing scenes. Open from 23rd August – April 2018. Sir Al…

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6th July 2017
National Heritage Centre pipped at the post in the race for Art Fund Museum of the Year

National Heritage Centre pipped at the post in the race for Art Fund Museum of the Year

Last night, The National Heritage Centre, which had been one of five finalists in the Art Fund Museum of the Year Award, lost out to The Hepworth, Wakefield at a special award dinner at the British Museum in London. Despite not winning Chris Garibaldi, Director of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art said; “I am so proud of the work done b…

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4th July 2017
The Palace House Literacy Project

The Palace House Literacy Project

Beautiful poems have been written by members of All Saints Primary School as part of The Palace House Literacy Project. Children in years 2, 4 and 6 from All Saints school have worked over six sessions with performance poet, Justin Coe, in activities to support the enrichment and understanding of vocabulary which will ultimately develop writing and understanding of te…

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