National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art


Newmarket is largely regarded as the international home of horseracing, and the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, which opened in October 2016, offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of the sport, as well as learn more about a horse’s life after racing.

The National Horseracing Museum and the British Sporting Art Trust’s collections are housed in a completely renovated five acre site in the heart of Newmarket, which includes the remnants of a palace built for Charles II in 1671, alongside a number of new temporary and permanent exhibition galleries.

Outside, there are fully functional paddocks, offering practical demonstrations with retired racing horses, shedding light on what becomes of horses at the end of a racing career.

For more information about the project, visit the National Horseracing Museum.

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