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The National Horseracing Museum


99 The High Street

Tel: 01638 667333

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Entrance to the Museum

The National Horseracing Museum has a unique collection of sporting fine art, prints and racing memorabilia that tell the story of the sport from its royal origins to its modern day heroes. Opened in 1983 by Her Majesty the Queen the museum's collection has grown to include over 8,000 objects and artifacts displayed in the old Subscription Rooms of the Jockey Club.

Gentlemen, such as the Marquess of Hastings, used to gather in the Subscription Rooms after racing to wager on forthcoming races and features like the lantern window reflect the building's illustrious history. When betting became more widespread the rooms fell out of favour and became a social club before the museum was established.

The present museum has five galleries telling the story of racing and two galleries displaying an exhbition curated by the British Sporting Art Trust. Highlights in the collection include:

  •  A bronze statue of Kinscem by Isidore Bonheur (1827-1901), a racehorse who won all 54 of her races from 1876- 79
  • The racing silks of Frankie Dettori when he won all 7 races at Ascot in 1996
  • The skeleton of leading stallion and 1933 Derby winner Hyperion
  • A temporary exhibition featuring the sporting art of the Dukes of Grafton
  • The racehorse simulator


The museum has a cafe on site which serves home cooked food and a shop selling unique equestrian and country gifts.

Opening Times

Open All Year
Opening Times (1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£6.50 per ticket
Child (5-16)£3.50 per ticket
Family (2 adults and upto 4 children)£15.00 per ticket
Seniors and Students£5.50 per ticket

All admission prices include a ticket to ride on the racehorse simulator.

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