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!



Skating (Coming Soon)

15th November - 28th April I 10am - 5pm I Access is included in general admission

This exhibition explores how artists and photographers have depicted across the centuries the enjoyment of speed and figure ice-skating.

WWI in Newmarket

1st October -1st January I 10am-5pm I Price is included in general admission

The display is one in a series to mark the centenary of the close of World War I. It focuses on 1918 racing in Newmarket and explores the issue of racing during wartime and the narrative of the winner of the 1918 Triple Crown, Gainsborough, who made history by being the first horse to win a Classic race, a Derby and the English Triple Crown who was bred, owned by, and raced under the registered colours of, a women; Lady James Douglas. We are also proud to put on display a rare Victoria Cross awarded for bravery in September 1918 to Captain Cyril Frisby.

An Evening With...Trevor Marriott

Wednesday 31st October I 7pm - 8.30pm I £18 per person

Retired Scotland Yard Special Branch detective, Trevor Marriott, re-examines the notorious case of Jack the Ripper. Looking at the century old case through the eyes of a modern day criminal investigator to pinpoint the real perpetrator of Britain's most notorious serial killer.

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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!

The Paul Mellon Display of Sporting Art

1st September onwards I 10am - 5pm I Price is included in general admission

Roberts in Newmarket

16th July onwards 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. 

Classic Commentator: Sir Peter O'Sullevan CBE

13th July onwards I 10am-5pm I Price is included in general admission

In a display called Classic Commentator: Sir Peter O’Sullevan CBE a selection of iconic items formerly belonging to the ‘voice of racing’  and subsequently donated to the Museum will be shown to the public. From his trilby to binoculars, the life of this famous and longstanding BBC commentator will be examined.

Classic Trainer: Florence Nagle

13th July Onwards I 10am-5pm I Price is included in general admission

One of The National Heritage Centre’s new displays is a celebration of women’s rights, specifically the rights of women trainers. Classic Trainer: Florence Nagle (1894-1988) explores the campaign waged by Nagle to gain equal status with male trainers by obtaining a licence in their own name rather than a male employee or husband. It was not until 1966 and a Court of Appeal ruling in her favour that women were able to train under their own names. The collection is fortunate to have acquired three scrapbooks prepared by Nagle documenting this campaign, one of which is now on display.