Discover Newmarket, the tourism hub and official tour guide for Newmarket, has announced its newest offering for art lovers. The Sporting Art in East Anglia tour takes place on April 4th. This full day tour is a must for art and equestrian lovers alike, and spaces are limited, so it’s advisable to book early to avoid disappointment.
Your visit starts at The Munnings Art Museum in Dedham for a guided tour and lunch, you’ll then travel back to Newmarket to experience the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Sir Alfred James Munnings, KCVO, PRA was known as one of England's finest painters of horses and The Munnings Art Museum, in the artist’s former home of Castle House, showcases in the region of 200 oil and watercolour paintings throughout the rooms of this Tudor and Georgian building.
The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art opened in 2016. Built in the remains of King Charles II’s sporting palace and racing stables. The centre comprises three attractions in one, and includes a new national gallery of British Sporting Art in the Fred Packard Galleries of Palace House where paintings by John Wootton, George Stubbs, James Pollard rub shoulders with Sir Alfred Munnings, John Singer Sergent and Peter Blake.
For more information on the Sporting Art in East Anglia tour visit www.discovernewmarket.co.uk/pages/tour
To book your place on this tour, call 0344 748 9200 and choose option 2.