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National Horseracing Museum
99 High Street

Newmarket
Suffolk
CB8 8JL
Contact
Telephone: 01638 667333
Fax: 01638 665600
Email: museum@nhrm.freeserve.co.uk

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Overview of collections

The museum collections cover the history of the people and horse involved in racing from its Royal origins through objects and pictures from the mid 18th century to the present day, with the majority from the period 1875 to 1939. Both Flat and National Hunt racing are covered. It includes racing silks and jockey's equipment, personal effects from famous jockeys including Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori, race cards, race course equipment, posters and programmes, trophies, veterinary and farriery equipment, bloodstock records, ceramics and glass, medals and badges and pictures including cartoons, drawings, watercolours and oils.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The museum galleries are fully accessible. There is a hands on gallery staffed by retired jockeys where visitors can try on racing silks and 'weigh in' and ride on a 'training horse'. The museum also organises minibus tours of local studs and training establishments, and there is an educational programme for schools. Annual temporary exhibitions

Star Objects at this location

The head of Persimmon, winner of the Royal Derby in 1896
Collection of memorabilia associated with Fred Archer a famous Victorian jockey
The colourful jackets of 'Prince Monolulu' , the 1950's tipster
Collection Descriptions
Horse racing (National Horseracing Museum)
-Items relating to past and present jockeys including Fred Archer, Lester Piggott and Frankie Dettori. ;Medals and ba...

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