Tattersalls Exhibition to feature at opening of National Heritage Centre at Palace House
Tattersalls will be the subject of the first temporary exhibition at the National Heritage Centre – ‘Selling Champions, Tattersalls at 250’. The exhibition will run from 4h October – 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. The exhibition will explore Tattersalls’ development from its early days where it sold hunters, carriages and hounds in the 18th century through to the modern day where is now sits as Europe’s premier bloodstock auctioneer.
The opening of the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art at Palace House 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 the Moller and Cheveley Park 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 multi-media guide will allow visitors to interpret the temporary exhibition through informative and entertaining stories and activities.
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.