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Party at the Palace!

Palace House in Newmarket was completed in 1671 as King Charles II’s sporting palace – come and celebrate the anniversary with the National Horseracing Museum!

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the decadence of the restoration period as they bring it to life with a multi-sensory, living history event, recreating the era through re-enactment, sights, sounds, tastes and smells.

See if you can get past the armed guard to seek an audience with King Charles II and his wife Catherine of Braganza, but watch out for their gossipy housekeeper, Mrs Elliott! They have a lot of stories to tell, and if you ask nicely, the soldier will even fire his musket for you!  (Don’t worry, they’re blanks!)

Listen to the costumed musicians playing songs and ballads on instruments from the 1670s, including a number of original songs about Newmarket, horse-racing and King Charles II, and join in with some country dancing!

Have fun with 17th century children’s games, including dice and sword play. Join the musketeers sword school and become a swash buckler for the day! Plus experience the thrill of the ancient sport of archery with our ‘have a go’ sessions.

Tickets cost £10 for adults, children under 16 go free. Click here for more information and to book tickets.