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National Horse Racing Museum

  • Newmarket
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 4+
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Attraction Information

National Horse Racing Museum is an education for horse lovers everywhere! It tells the whole story from its royal origins to Lester Piggott, Frankie Dettori and other modern sporting stars.
The museum is proud to be a signatory to the Kids in Museums Manifesto and makes sure there’s plenty to see and so. Trot around their state-of-the-art museum on a Junior Fun Tour which makes learning fun for little minds. Then canter past lovely artworks in the Fred Packard Galleries of British Sporting Art, or gallop on down to the Practical Gallery for a spot of dressing up and play. 
Pony fanatics will jump at the chance to meet actual horses and watch as they’re retrained for the track. Then, for a spot of nosh, go to the Tack Room Restaurant where you’re sure to find more than hay and apples!
  • State-of-the-art horseracing museum
  • A Junior Fun Tour with dressing up
  • Meet horses and watch them being retrained
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Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00


General Admission
Adults: £15.00
Kids (under 16): Free
Students: £8.00 
Local Residents Pass: £10.00

Travel & Contact Information


Palace House, Palace Street, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8EP, England

Phone number

01638 667314



Click here to visit National Horse Racing Museum's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking nearby.

The two closest to the National Heritage Centre are Rous Road, CB8 8LX (short stay) and All Saints CB88ET (long stay) car parks. Please follow the parking signs and brown Museum signs when you reach Newmarket.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Yes, you can bring a picnic.

There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant and snacks are available.

Yes, National Horse Racing Museum is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, National Horse Racing Museum have stated they are pushchair friendly.

No pets are allowed.

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