Newmarket Horse Racing Museum set for new Palatial Surroundings
22nd February 2011
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Palace House Stables in Newmarket has been approved by Forest Heath Council to become home to the new National Horse Racing Museum in Newmarket, bringing a new tourist attraction to the area.



And in keeping with the horse racing theme, the Retraining of Racehorses charity is in line to take over another of the of the historic stables, which have been empty for the past 25 years.



Whilst some will welcome the new employment opportunities and tourist income presented by the museum, it has been met with some hostility from parents at local school All Saints Primary, after the council refused an application to extend the school onto the grounds.



This however has not dampened spirits; Chris Garibaldi, Director of the National Horseracing Museum and the man overseeing the Home of Horseracing Project at Palace House said: “We’re delighted the planning application has gone through. The museum element was the most complex part of the project.”



The project will be underway once the full £10.9 million is secured, and with £6 million already in place, 2011 looks set to be an exciting year for Newmarket.

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