A national museum celebrating the history and science of horseracing
Mather & Co was appointed to design the new and relocated National Horseracing Museum at the Grade II-listed former Palace of Charles II and adjacent Rothschild stable-yards in Newmarket. Working with Forest Heath District Council, Suffolk County Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage we developed a new design scheme and visual language that brought the new visitor offers together as one attraction across a 5-acre site.
The Palace building has been transformed into state-of-the-art galleries to house the extensive art collections. The former stable blocks were converted into a series of interactive, hands-on spaces with real former racehorses for visitors to explore and engage with. The main museum building houses the original collections in a series of highly interactive and display galleries that look at the development of the horse and horseracing from its early origins to the science behind horse-training to the skill and emotion of the races themselves.
Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 Finalist
Suffolk Museum of the Year 2017
Highly Commended for 'Best UK and Ireland Tourism Project - British Guild of Travel Writers Awards 2017
National Horseracing Museum & Forest Heath District Council
Exhibition Design Consultancy