Visit Palace House in Newmarket this Summer

The National Heritage Centre is situated in Charles II’s sporting palace and stables spanning five acres in the heart of Newmarket and comprises three complementary attractions.

National Horseracing Museum by Marc Atkins / Art Fund 2017
Statue of famous racehorse Frankel in The Kings Yard

The new venue is result of over ten years planning, building and fundraising to become the biggest new attraction to open in Suffolk in the last decade. In April 2017 it was announced that the National Heritage Centre has been shortlisted as a finalist for the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year prize.

What you will find at the National Heritage Centre at Palace House

National Horseracing Museum

Based in the old Trainer’s House and King’s Yard galleries the National Horseracing Museum tells the story of horseracing from its earliest origins to the world-wide phenomenon it is today. Using the latest interactive and audio visual displays the Museum also takes a different look at the sport, examining the science of the sport.

National Horseracing Museum by Marc Atkins / Art Fund 2017
Visitors can have a go on the pivotal simulator

Your visit will not be complete without riding a winner on our famous Racehorse Simulator!

Rothschild Yard

Discover and meet the heroes of racing themselves – the racehorses!

The Rothschild Yard has been returned to its former glory to stable horses, showcasing the work of the Retraining of Racehorses charity. Here, you can get up close, and meet these beautiful animals. 

Her Majesty the Queen walks through the Rothschild Yard
Her Majesty the Queen walks through the Rothschild Yard

Twice daily, at 11am and 2.30pm demonstrations take place in the Peter O’Sullevan Arena. Check our website for more details of the resident horses and daily demonstrations

Fred Packard Galleries

Situated in the remaining element of Charles II’s racing palace is the Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art – a new home for the British Sporting Art Trust.

The King's Sitting Room, National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket
The King’s Sitting Room, National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket

Paintings by George Stubbs and Sir Alfred Munnings rub shoulders with works from John Singer Sargent and John Wootton showcasing the finest British Sporting Art from 17th – 21st Century.

The Tack Room & Pantry Bakery

Situated in The King’s Yard is The Tack Room.  It serves traditional British food with a twist, using the very best that East Anglia and in particular Suffolk has to offer.

The Pantry Bakery offers food to go – from sandwiches to scones, delicious artisan breads and coffee.

Palace House Shop

Our gift shop stocks a wide range of merchandise to remind you of your visit to Newmarket.  Many of the products that you will find take their inspiration from objects and paintings in our collections.

The Maktoum Thoroughbred Gallery

Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday 10am – 5pm

All full price tickets are valid for 12 months from day of purchase (T&Cs apply)

Adults: £16.50

Children (5-16): £9.50

Children under 5: FREE

Family (2 adults & up to 4 children): £40.00

Concession (students & seniors): £15.50

Discounted ticket prices on groups of 15+


A: Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP


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