What's On

What's on at Palace House, Newmarket!

With so much to see and do we hope, from amazing artwork, family friendly activities and exciting exhibitions, each time you visit, you'll discover something new!



Horsing Around at Palace House

28th July - 5th September I 10am - 5pm Daily I Cost included in general admission

Click here to learn more about what's going on this Summer at Palace House, including visits from Frankie the miniature Shetland pony, 'children's only' behind the scenes tours and summer museum trails!

Secrets from the Store

Wednesday 1st, Wednesday 15th and Wednesday 29th August I 12.30pm I FREE EVENT

Our Assistant Curator, Science and Learning, Briony, will be presenting scientific objects and specimens from our collection which have never previously been on display and revealing...secrets from the store! You will be able to find Briony in the Museum Atrium on the highlighted days, this is a free event.

Learn to Paint and Draw with Ania Shreeve

Monday 13th August I 1.30pm - 3.30pm I £30 per person, materials provided

Join us for this exciting workshop led by artist, Ania Shreeve. Ania will pick a theme and take you through the mechanics of creating your own masterpiece which will be yours to take home.

This workshop cost £30 per person, materials provided, booking essential.

To buy tickets click here

James Ward: Animal Painter

4th May – 28th October 2018 I 10am - 5pm I Access is included in admission tickets.

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. Additional works on display will include a series of delicately rendered drawings demonstrating Ward’s precise draughtsmanship, on loan from the British Museum and a selection of the renowned Lithographic Drawings of Celebrated Horses. James Ward (1769-1859) produced hundreds of animal depictions in the Golden Age of animal painting, between Stubbs and Landseer.

Situated in the Packard Gallery, and included in general admission – this exhibition is not to be missed!

Roberts in Newmarket

16th July - 19th August I 10am - 5pm I Price is included in general admission

Professor Edwin James Roberts was a pioneering equine veterinary surgeon in the mid and late-1900s and his collection is held by the National Horseracing Museum.

The display explores Roberts’s place in the development of veterinary practice in the twentieth century as an innovative and pioneering veterinarian.  Objects on display include osteological specimens that he used to plan for the operation on Mill Reef, personal items and archival documents.