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!



Daily Events


The Newmarket Food and Drink Festival

14th and 15th September I 10am - 5pm I FREE EVENT

Newmarket Food & Drink Festival returns for 2019 on the 14th & 15th September. Now in its fifth year, the popular Newmarket Food & Drink Festival will take place right in the heart of Newmarket across Palace Street and the whole Palace House site.

The 2019 fayre will be completely FREE to attend and visitors to the event will have the chance to sample and purchase delicious food from various local produce stalls over the two-day festival, as well as grab a delight from the various street food vendors.

There will also be the opportunity to improve your own cooking skills with demonstrations from celebrity chefs as well as chefs from renowned restaurants across East Anglia.

More information is available on the 2019 Newmarket Food and Drink Festival here

The Newmarket Open Weekend

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September I 10am - 5pm

The 2019 Newmarket Open Weekend will be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 September 2019.  The Open Weekend gives visitors the unique opportunity to go behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ, enjoy two fantastic days of fun and entertainment, and raise money for local charities. Palace House will once again be hosting the very popular Trainer's Hacks Showing Class, keep an eye on our website for more information.

Fun Palaces

Saturday 28th September I 11am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm I Free Family Drop-In Event

The famous artist George Stubbs is at the Royal Palace! He invites you to explore science and art with lots of hands-on experiments and creative activities for all the family! Explore the differences between you and a horse. Put on a white coat and study bones.  Make an animal mask or crown to take away. Think about which is best - art or nature? Start your own natural art collection.

The Saddle Up Art Trail

Monday 8th July - Sunday 22nd September I 10am - 5pm I FREE EVENT

Palace House is hosting two sculptures by artists Amy Goodman and Chris Winch as part of this exciting Newmarket trail. The trail has been developed by local and national artists on the theme of ‘What do horses mean to you?’ The event has been organised by the Animal Health Trust in partnership with local businesses, organisations and community groups. There are 17 artworks to find. You can pick up a trail map at Palace House. 

For more information on The Animal Health Trust and the Sadlle Up Art Trail click here

Stubbs (1724-1806) Anatomist

Thursday 27th June - Saturday 28th September I 10am - 5pm I Included in general admission

This Summer,  Palace House, The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art will display a set of unique drawings by Britain’s most renowned animal painter, George Stubbs (1724-1806).

The ten works, on loan from the Yale Center for British Art, the drawings will form the core of an exhibition that will illuminate aspects of Stubbs’s life and interest which have previously been underexplored and highlight the exceptional nature of his painting and drawing techniques.

The Thirty Assassins: Faces of The Palio by Marco Delogu

Until 3rd November I 10am - 5pm I Included in general admission

In this exhibition, photographer Marco Delogu has captured a remarkable series of portraits of jockeys who have participated in the historic race in Siena, the Palio. Also featured in the exhibition will be a selection of Delogu’s most recent works, equestrian studies inspired by the horses painted by Italian Mannerist Cavalier d’Arpino in the 16th and 17th-centuries.