Racing museum comes home

The National Horseracing Museum has at last found a permanent-and fitting-home in a Newmarket stables first owned by Charles II. The Suffolk town’s status as Flat racing’s HQ owes much to the King, who found the chalk heathland perfect for training his racehorses. The £15 million interactive museum will be housed-with a national gallery of British Sporting Art Trust works and horses with the Retraining of Racehorses charity-in Palace House, considered the oldest training centre in Britain. It is hoped to move the important Paul Mellon and Ambrose Clark art collections from the Tate, where they’re currently in storage. For admission times, telephone 01638 667333 or visit

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