As the runners and odds are announced, excitement is building for this weekend’s Grand National. Meanwhile, Mather & Co. is racing towards the finishing line with their work on the National Horse Racing Museum.
The Newmarket museum is currently undergoing a successful move to its new residence at the restored Palace House & Stables, one of the earliest racing stables.
The main museum is well advanced for the next phase of the fit out to commence, where it will house some of the National Horse Racing Museum’s 8,000 objects. Soon to open its doors to the public, the new National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art will showcase works from the British Sporting Art Trust and Tate Britain. With the newly refurbished stables becoming the home of retired racehorses from the Newmaket area.
2016 is set to be a great year for Newmarket, whilst as well as the new museum, the Home of horse racing celebrates its 350 year anniversary. Festivity fills the streets at the Suffolk town, as it celebrates the ways in which horse racing has shaped their region for centuries. The festivities include a whole programme of events such as a carnival and mass 350 person selfie on Newmarket’s Heath.
Whether you’re betting and spectating at this weekend’s Grand National or celebrating on the streets of Newmarket, this weekend is set to be an exciting one in the world of horse racing.