The Queen opens The National Heritage Centre, Newmarket

Her Majesty The Queen visited our latest project last month to officially open it. The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art was unveiled at the home of horse racing, Newmarket on November 3, 2016. During her visit to the centre, The Queen toured the Mather & Co designed site including a visit to the Pivotal Racehorse Simulator Gallery.

The new National Heritage Centre is situated in the Grade II listed Palace of Charles II and adjacent Rothschild Yard stables and brings together the National Horseracing Museum, the British Sporting Art Trust and the Retraining of Racehorses Charity on one site to share the global history of the sport and to bring a nationally significant collection to life.

Highlights include:

– An 18 minute ‘Sporting Glory’ film including Dame Judy Dench, A P McCoy, Frankie Dettori and anchored by Claire Balding

– A copy of the first ever printed race results, the Salisbury Charter dating from 1654

– A copy of Bobinski’s bloodlines book

– Two thoroughbred skeletons on display – Hyperion and Pot8os

– The oldest racing trophies in the country – the Carlisle Racing Bells – on loan to NHRM from Tullie House Museum in Carlisle

Read more about her Majesty’s visit and the new Heritage Centre here.