What's On - June

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!



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!

Arabian Horse: From the Desert to the World

22nd March - 13th July I 10am - 5pm I Access is included in admission tickets

This exhibition tells the story of the Arab horse from its earliest Bedouin origins to the present day, exploring in particular the fascinating story of the arrival of the Arab horse in Britain. In the 19th century, Wilfrid Scawen Blunt and his wife Lady Anne scoured the Middle East to import Arab horses to their stud at Crabbet Park and therefore played a vital role in the success of the breed. Their story is and the activities of the Arab Horse Society are presented in the exhibition through a compelling series of objects. Situated upstairs in the Thompson Galleries and included in general admission

Junk Orchestra - Performance and Workshop

30th June I 2.30pm - 4.30pm

Brought to Palace House by the Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds as part of Once Upon a Festival. Join Mr.Junkman and discover the sonic delight of everyday objects rescued from the urban wasteland. 

2.30pm - Junk Orchestra performance, experience and discover music from the twilight zone to foot stomping fun.This is a preview event for Newmarket Music Festival July 2018.

3.30pm - Drop-in workshop, build instruments for your own mini junk orchestra

This is a fun family event and we ask that all under 16's are accompanied by an adult.

£5 per child (under 16) Accompanying adults free – maximum of one adult per child.

Limited spaces so booking is advised.

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Currator Tours of the James Ward Exhibition with Alison Wright

27th June I 11.30am and 2.30pm I Cost included in general admission

Curator Alison Wright will be conducting tours of our James Ward exhibition, Alison is the Doctoral researcher at the University of East Anglia and Tate. This James Ward exhibibition is a rare opportunity to understand the importance of sporting art in British society two hundred years ago.

Call 01638 667314 to book (booking essential)