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.
13/06/2019Newmarket ready to celebrate Suffolk Day
There’s even more reason to get involved with Suffolk Day this year with the county gearing up to for the ‘Big Weekender’ that will celebrate everything that the county has to offer.
07/06/2019Five great Newmarket spots to enjoy a gin
It’s World Gin Day on the 8th June and to mark the occasion we thought we’d share five great Newmarket spots to enjoy a gin in our latest blog post.
30/05/2019Newmarket and the Derby
Every year, the first weekend in June is a significant one given that the eyes of the horseracing world are all on the famed Epsom Downs and the outcome of the Derby, arguably the most highly sought after prize in racing.
29/05/2019Meet the Tour Guides: Frankie McGhee
Here at Discover Newmarket we pride ourselves on having the best tour guides on offer for your day out.
20/05/2019Bananarama meet new arrivals at The National Stud
The stars of Bananarama met prestigious new arrivals Lord Windermere and Jack The Giant at The National Stud ahead of their Newmarket Nights performance this summer.
13/05/2019Three great walking spots in Newmarket
When the seasons change and spring announces its arrival then suddenly the urge to go outdoors is greater than ever. With the sun going down later there’s even more time to go on a walk and explore the incredible spaces that Newmarket has to offer
08/05/2019A royal occasion at The National Stud
The National Stud played host to a very special guest on Thursday, 2nd May as the Duchess of Cornwall visited one of Newmarket’s finest attractions.
04/05/201930 Assassins: Riders of the Palio opens at Palace House
Mention the ‘sport of kings’ in the UK and many horse racing fans will immediately think of major events such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, the Derby at Epsom or Newmarket’s 1000 and 2000 Guineas races.