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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 26th 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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4th July 2017
Melodic Motion carries the Art Fund Museum of the Year silks to victory

Melodic Motion carries the Art Fund Museum of the Year silks to victory

On Saturday 1st July Melodic Motion made history, carrying the bespoke Art Fund Museum of the Year silks to victory at Newmarket Racecourse’s July Course. The three year old filly, trained by Ralph Beckett and ridden by Oisin Murphy took up the running with one furlong to go and was a decisive winner of the 1 mile 4 furlong  Betway Fillies Handicap. Melodic Motion…

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1st July 2017
New Exhibition - On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling

New Exhibition - On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling

From 3rd July – October 2017 we will be showing a new exhibition, ‘On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling. A ride through the history and science of cycling.’ This exhibition, in our upstairs exhibion gallery is to celebrate the Tour of Britain, which will start in Newmarket in September. The Tour of Britain is British Cycling's premier road cycling event, giving cyc…

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27th June 2017
HISTORIC BELLS RETURN HOME FOR CARLISLE RACECOURSE’S BIG DAY

HISTORIC BELLS RETURN HOME FOR CARLISLE RACECOURSE’S BIG DAY

The Carlisle Bells so precious they’re kept permanently in a case and even museum staff will only handle them with white gloves. Now, for the first time ever, the world’s oldest sporting trophy to still be contested - The Carlisle Bells - have travelled 267 miles back home from Newmarket to Carlisle Racecourse for tomorrow’s Carlisle Bell and Cumberland Plate me…

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19th June 2017
Shetland Pony Grand National

Shetland Pony Grand National

On a beautiful Father’s Day Sunday the Newmarket Shetland Pony Grand National took place in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena. Runners and riders were as follows: 1. Madeline Reader-Smith riding Broardspring Phamton 2. Sienna Shepherd riding Aberdyant 3. Danielle Sheehan riding Gruntness Inogee 4. Evie Denton riding Briar Tiffany 5. Lucy Aspell riding Mahagadartin Eleva…

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8th June 2017
Volunteering at the National Heritage Centre

Volunteering at the National Heritage Centre

One of the major success stories at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art has been the community engagement project that was set up before we opened. During the last 2 years over 200 local people have helped us move, and open the new National Heritage Centre – this is a stark contrast to the number of volunteers that we previously had at th…

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6th June 2017
Art Fund Museum of the Year - Judges Visit

Art Fund Museum of the Year - Judges Visit

On Monday 5th June the Art Fund Museum of the Year judges came to visit us. The judges panel consists of: Stephen Deuchar, Hartwig Fischer, Jo Whiley, Munira Mirza and Richard Deacon – to find out more about the judges panel CLICK HERE. The judges were welcomed to the National Heritage Centre by the Mayor of Newmarket, Cllr Andy Drummond, who went on to tell them ab…

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1st June 2017
I've Gotta Horse

I've Gotta Horse

I’ve Gotta Horse - Racing pundit John McCririck takes on the mantle of the late Prince Monolulu to highlight a new exhibit going into the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket In the week of the Investec Epsom Derby (Saturday 3rd June), the National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket will be unveiling the flamboyant clothing of a colourful 20th…

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