What's On - August

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!

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August

Summer of Science Workshop - Horse Vs Human

Friday 2nd August and Saturday 24th August I 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm I Included in general admission

Explore the differences between you and the horse: who has the longest stride, biggest heart and heaviest brain? Help sort out our surgery mix-up - which organs are human and which belong to the horse? This exciting, interactive Science workshop is being held as part of our Summer of Science! There will be two drop-in sessions running throughout the day and will be fun for the whole family!

Summer of Science Workshop - The Microscopic World

Friday 9th August and Saturday 31st August I 11am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 3pm I Included in general admission

Be intrigued by the microscopic world of the horse: see specimens and materials relating to the horse in a way you’ve never seen them before! This exciting, interactive Science workshop is being held as part of our Summer of Science! There will be two drop-in sessions running throughout the day and will be fun for the whole family!

Summer of Science

20th July - 1st September I 10am - 5pm I Included in general admission

The Palace House Summer of Science will run from Saturday 20th July – Sunday 1st September, this programme of family activities will centre around our George Stubbs exhibition and will draw on the themes of science, biology, the human body, animal bodies and  comparative anatomy. Activities will include a ‘lab’ within the George Stubbs exhibition where children will be encouraged to discover more about George Stubbs in his ‘studio-lab’, they can also get involved by putting on a white coat, measuring bones and sketching skulls! The Summer of Science will continue upstairs in our Thompson Gallery where families can make their way around our carousel of Science Stations and learn more about the anatomy and how our bodies work! Exciting workshops exploring the science of the equine world will be held once a week throughout the 6 week summer holidays where future scientists will be able to get hands on in a lab environment!

Click here for workshop times and more information.

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

29th August

On Thursday 29th August Palace House will be closed for one hour between 2pm and 3pm for a private event. We thoroughly recommend still visiting on this day and would suggest a tea and cake stop between 2pm and 3pm in our on-site restaurant The Tack Room. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

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.