Palace House in Newmarket is now the home of the Fred Packard Galleries and houses a collection of some of the greatest sporting art in the world. However, the building itself was not always an art gallery, as its name might suggest.
The origins of the building date back to 1666, when King Charles II returned to Newmarket for the first time since he was a boy.
He brought with him a keen love of horse racing and set up the new Round Course, which is still used today as the Adnams July Course. In 1668, two years after his return, King Charles bought land to the east of the initial Palace to consolidate the Crown land.
It was here that the second Palace of Newmarket was built, part of which still stands to this day as Palace House.
To find out more about this amazing building and visit for yourself, click here.
16/09/2019What to expect at The Henry Cecil Open Weekend
The Henry Cecil Open Weekend will take place on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd September, giving visitors the rare chance to see behind the scenes at British horseracing’s HQ.
09/09/2019Celebrate Newmarket during the Gold Season
Newmarket Racecourses is proud to announce the launch of The Newmarket Gold Season, an exciting initiative aimed at boosting the profile of the town’s racing, breeding and sales activities during the busy autumn season.
06/09/2019Meet the Tour Guides: Sandie Edmeades
Here at Discover Newmarket we pride ourselves on having the best tour guides on offer for your day out.
04/09/2019Stage set for fifth Newmarket Food and Drink Festival
Newmarket town centre is set to be transformed into a foodie wonderland during the weekend of 14th and 15th September as it celebrates the finest food and drink from across East Anglia
29/08/2019Three things you need to see at Henry Cecil Open Weekend
There’s so much to see and do during Henry Cecil Open Weekend and this year is no exception with a packed programme to look forward to on the 21st and 22nd of September.
22/08/2019Sink your teeth into these burger spots!
How are we celebrating National Burger Day? By telling you about some of the best places to find a hamburger in Newmarket.
16/08/2019Four afternoon teas to try in Newmarket
One of the great British past times in the celebration of Afternoon Tea, We’ve picked out four places in Newmarket that put on an Afternoon Tea spread that is well worth trying.
15/08/2019Search on for a junior tour guide
Children who love horses and enjoy public speaking are being invited to enter a Junior Tour Guide competition at The National Stud.