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11 October 2018

Palace House transports local families back in time to the 17th Century

On Saturday 6th October, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art hosted the latest ‘Fun Palaces’ event.

The concept of ‘Fun Palaces’ is all about engaging local families with Palace House through art and science activities – encouraging families to learn and create together.

Charles II invited families to his Royal Palace, to explore science and art in the 17th Century, with lots of hands-on experiments and creative activities for all the family.

Families were tasked with stopping the plague spreading to Newmarket, creating colourful chemistry and re-creating Isaac Newton’s experiments with light. Crafting a crown, creating a story and exploring the galleries on the trail of gold. A wide range of activities was on offer for all the family to have a go.

The event attracted over 100 children.

Hazel Courtley, Community Engagement Manager National Heritage Centre at Palace House Newmarket, said of the day: “We were delighted to be part of the national Fun Palaces event again this year and to be able to offer free art and science activities for local families. This day is an important part of our community programme funded by Arts Council England.”

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