Available to 30 Oct 2023
Discover the history, opulence of the forgotten Royal Place of King Charles II
This unique package invites you to stay in the Spiritual home of horse racing, the Jockey Club Rooms. Stay and walk the halls of the Club which has welcomed Royalty for generations from across the globe. After a peaceful night’s stay wake up overlooking one of Newmarket’s historic yards, before enjoying a leisurely breakfast in one of the Club rooms taking in the stunning masterpieces.
Then take a short walk to Palace House, where once parliament moved every June to allow the King to enjoy the racing season and play host to dignitaries from all over the world. Now part of the National Horseracing Museum, Palace House is home to the British Sporting Art Trust. Paintings by George Stubbs and Sir Alfred Munnings showcase examples of some of the finest British sporting art from around the UK, along with significant loans from the Tate and Victoria & Albert Museum.
The museum occupies a 5-acre site in the heart of Newmarket and provides a wonderful day out. Using the latest interactive and audio-visual displays you can find out about the history of horseracing, meet friendly retired racehorses in the Rothschild Yard, discover what it feels like to ride a racehorse with the equine simulator and watch the sparks fly as a farrier works in the forge.
After touring the museum enjoy a 2-course lunch at the fantastic Tack Room Restaurant, one of Newmarket’s best-kept secrets located within the Museum grounds.