This subject is a huge part of the bloodstock industry and understanding how it all works on a scientific level is fundamental in understanding the industry as a whole. The Maktoum Gallery of the Thoroughbred has a specific focus on this subject.
Explore the exhibits in the gallery to learn all about what makes the thoroughbred such an unrivalled racing machine. The videos, touchscreens, skeletons and mechanical interactives make for a fantastically engaging experience that perfectly outlines the marvel of this most majestic of beasts.
From the centuries of intricate breeding and how these genes can combine to create a champion, through to the detailed anatomy of a racehorse and its unique design that is perfectly suited to speed – this is a must see, especially during this most relevant of events.
As part of the Science Week celebrations, Palace House is holding a special family event called Eohippus to Equus – Evolution and Inheritance on Saturday 10th March from 10am-4pm.
Palace House has worked in close partnership with Science Communication students from the University of East Anglia to develop and create a fantastic selection of activities that will offer hands-on fun for all of the family.
Four activities will be available on a workshop basis. Learn about the horses that occupied the Earth millions of years ago, touch and feel the fascinating ancient fossil cast collection, and have plenty of fun trying out Crafty Camouflage and playing the Adaptation Game!
Don’t miss this brilliant opportunity to mix fun with education, click here to book your tickets.
15/04/2019Meet Big Orange, a Newmarket legend
Visitors to Newmarket have an opportunity to meet an equine legend in the flesh with the news that Big Orange will be stabled at Palace House for the next three months.
09/04/2019Dining out in Newmarket this Easter
There are loads of great places to go and enjoy Easter this year with Newmarket’s favourite eating spots all putting on something which gives you and the family a great reason to get out and spend time together on Easter Sunday afternoon.
03/04/2019Enjoy Easter in Newmarket
There’s a lot to look forward to this Easter in Newmarket with loads going on in and around town and the occasion also ties in with the start of the Spring school holidays which means it’s time to start looking for something to do!
01/04/2019Meet the Tour Guides: Char Collins
Here at Discover Newmarket we pride ourselves on having the best tour guides on offer for your day out. Not only are these guides passionate about their roles and showing off the town to visitors but they also have loads of knowledge and experience to share with you.
21/03/2019Things to do in Newmarket this Mother’s Day
With Mother’s Day fast-approaching we thought it would be a good idea to put together a list of things to do in Newmarket so that you can spoil your mum on 31st March!
19/03/2019A Newmarket Nights playlist
Last week we welcomed Teagan, a student at West Suffolk College, into our offices as part of her work experience.
11/03/2019The Famous Five, a Cheltenham Tale
In the build up to this year’s Cheltenham Festival we bring you a special guest blog by Stephen Wallis, part of the Visitor Services team at Palace House.
06/03/2019Follow A Foal, the journey begins for 2019
As a way to give you further insight into life on a stud, and what you can expect to see during our National Stud Tours we’re excited to be running our Follow A Foal feature again this year.