National Horse Racing Museum, Newmarket
Thursday 15th October 10.00-13.00
The 'Good Companions' exhibition at the National Racing Museum in Newmarket brings together art and objects from public and private collections to explore the many roles of our canine friends. From sporting spaniels to pampered pooches, the exhibition includes works by Thomas Gainsborough, George Stubbs, Alfred Munnings and Philip de László.
Our morning visit will begin with a guided tour of the exhibition with curator Katherine Field. We will then visit Palace House, originally built for Charles II and now home to a collection of works belonging to the British Sporting Art Trust. There we will be guided by Dr Alexandra Fletcher, Packard Curator at the National Horse Racing Museum. For those who want to stay longer, there is the option of booking for lunch at the The Tack Room restaurant and joining an afternoon Behind the Scenes tour with ex-racehorses.
To ensure social distancing and safety we will meet at Palace House at 10.00am.
The postcode is CB8 8EP and it is an approximately 30 minute drive from Cambridge.
Cost: £35 including coffee on arrival, two guided tours and an annual pass to the National Horse Racing Museum.