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H.M. The Queen opened Palace House, the National Heritage Centre For Horseracing and Sporting Art, in Newmarket on 3 November 2016

In 2017 the new centre became a finalist in the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 competition and it was looking in immaculate condition in June, including in the shop:

Palace House from the King's Yard



Palace House's famous bay window fully restored

Horses from the Retraining of Racehorses charity reside in the stables and visitors can meet them

Twelve year old Starluck being retrained, possibly for dressage

There is a polo pitch sized arena

Architectural drawing for John Carr's 1756 grandstand building on York's Knavesmire

Bronze of Phalaris, born 1913, ancestor of Nearco, Mill Reef, Secretariat....

Mill Reef. He is buried at the National Stud, adjacent to Newmarket's July Course

Model of a thoroughbred's heart. Triple Crown winner Secretariat's heart was twice the size

Bronze statue of Frankel in the King's Yard

There were two two temporary exhibitions showing in June 2017, Chris Smith: Gods of Sport - Fifty years of sporting photography and Boxiana, prints of the pugilists' art.

Henry Cecil and Frankel at Warren Place, 2011


The shop: limited edition Monopoly and friends

In November 2019 a very special exhibition came to Palace House which I attended the opening of: George IV Royalty, Racing & Reputation - of exceptional quality because nearly every exhibit was on loan from H.M. The Queen.

As it runs to 19 April 2020, it deserves an excursion to Newmarket to see it.