From 3rd July – October 2017 the National Heritage Centre in Newmarket (shortlisted for the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 prize) will be showing a new exhibition, ‘On Your Bike: The Art of Cycling. A ride through the history and science of cycling.’

This exhibition, in our upstairs gallery is to celebrate Stage Six of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which will start from outside the Jockey Club in Newmarket on Friday 8 September.  You can find out more details of Stage Six here.

The exhibition depicts the art and science of the bicycle, which has become a captivating subject for artist to reflect movement, speed and symbolize the haste and excitement of modernity.

Through prints, posters, photography and display panels, visitors will be able to explore how bicycles, and cycling have influenced popular culture and art, as well as learning the history and scientific developments that have secured it as one of Great Britain’s most popular sports today. Find out what similarities there are between horseracing and cycling, and reflect on early examples of bicycles – with a Penny Farthing on display – this really is an exhibition that any cycling enthusiast should not miss!

You can find details of the Palace House below, or visit their website here.

About Palace House Newmarket
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm daily
All full price admission tickets are valid for 12-months from the day of purchase*
General Admission: £16.50
Concessions: £15.50
Children (5-16 years): £9.50
Family (2 adults and 4 children): £40.00

Palace House, Newmarket