National Horse Racing Museum

Banksy Artwork on Display at Newmarket's Horse Racing Museum

Photos of seven pieces of art created by British street artist Banksy in war-torn Ukraine are now on display at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket. "7 Banksy Under Siege" is a collection of life-size photos of the original artworks, five of which are now believed to have been destroyed during bombings amid the current Russo-Ukranian war. The Banksy collection is on show alongside "The Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour", and visitors are invited to donate to the Ukrainian charity Razom, which funds urgent medical care and provides vital...

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New Exhibit Space Unveiled At NHRM For Hall of Fame, as Stoute and Sea The Stars Formally Added

Sir Michael Stoute and Sea The Stars (Ire) were officially welcomed into the QIPCO British Champions Hall of Fame on Sunday, and the trainer was on hand at the National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket, where a new exhibition space was unveiled specifically for Hall of Fame members. The duo are the first members of the Class of 2023 to be announced, and the medal presentation took place in a new dedicated room in the museum's Thompson Gallery. The 10-time champion trainer has over 4,000 winners to his name, and...

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Banksy Work Part Of New Art Exhibit At National Horse Racing Museum

Hula Hooping Girl, by the celebrated artist Banksy, will be part of a special art exhibit at the National Horse Racing Museum this summer-- Urban Frame: Mutiny in Colour. The exhibition will last from June 3 through Oct. 1, and is being organised in association with Brandler Galleries and will be shown across three venues in West Suffolk, including Moyse's Hall Museum in Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill Arts Centre.  Hula Hooping Girl, which first appeared on the wall of a beauty salon in Nottingham in 2020, will be shown...

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Munnings: A Life of his Own

There is one blatant flaw to the exhibition of works by Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) that has just opened at the National Horseracing Museum in Newmarket—and that is its lamentable brevity, ending as soon as June 12. Barely less obvious, however, is the aptness of its place in the calendar, incorporating as it does a long holiday weekend in celebration not just of a royal jubilee, but of national culture and (across the Derby and a Lord's Test) sporting tradition. In the words of John Masefield, engraved on the epitaph...

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New-look NHRM Set To Reopen

Newmarket's National Horse Racing Museum (NHRM) has a new name and a new look ahead of its reopening to the public on Tuesday, July 28. The museum, situated in the centre of the town just off the high street, has been closed for four months during the coronavirus pandemic. One-way systems and social-distancing measures are in place to ensure that visitors can return safely to the venue which is also home to a number of high-profile retired racehorses who reside in the Rothschild Yard. "Not only does the museum present...

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