A Tattersalls exhibition will be the first temporary exhibition at the National Heritage Centre – ‘Selling Champions, Tattersalls at 250’. The exhibition will run from 4th October 2016 – 8th January 2017 and will feature paintings, photographs and film from the National Heritage Centre and Tattersalls’ own collections, as well as Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery and private collections.
The Tattersalls exhibition will explore the auction house’s development from its early days where it sold hunters, carriages and hounds in the 18th century through to the modern day where it now sits as Europe’s premier bloodstock auctioneer.
The National Heritage Centre will also feature a multi-media guide that will give visitors a unique insight into the collections, and express the historical context of the site that was originally built for King Charles II. The guide will have both adult and child friendly options that will use audio and video to tell the stories of the paintings and the Palace to further enhance a visit.
It will be available free of charge to visitors and will cover The Fred Packard Museum and Galleries of British Sporting Art in Palace House, and Temporary Exhibition Galleries. It will be expanded throughout the National Horseracing Museum and Rothschild Yard in 2017. This has been made possible thanks to a donation from Tattersalls.
The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art is now open in a soft launch phase and will be fully open to the public from 24th October. It spans five acres in the heart of Newmarket and comprises of three attractions; the new National Horseracing Museum, a live horse experience in the flagship yard for Retraining of Racehorses and a National Gallery of British Sporting Art. This world class venue that has been developed on the site that was originally built for Charles II is the result of ten years of fundraising, planning and construction.
Discover Newmarket offers a wide selection of tours taking in all that Newmaket has to offer and we are very excited to be offering a number of Tatersalls Tours throughout the famous October Sales.
These tours take you behind the scenes at Europe’s biggest and oldest bloodstock auctioneers before soaking up all the excitement of the sales! This is one of our most popular tours and tickets are in high demand, so book today to secure your spot! Click here for more information, or give us a call on 0344 748 9200.
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