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Newmarket’s National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art named Suffolk Museum of the Year

PUBLISHED: 20:35 09 October 2017 | UPDATED: 20:37 09 October 2017

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket took the Suffolk Museum of the Year crown.

The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket took the Suffolk Museum of the Year crown.

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Suffolk’s Museum of the Year has been announced at a special awards ceremony tonight.

Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art last November. She is pictured in the shop with Liz Wilkinson, commercial director, and Peter Jensen, chairman of Home of Horseracing Trust. 
Picture: MARK WESTLEY Her Majesty The Queen officially opened the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art last November. She is pictured in the shop with Liz Wilkinson, commercial director, and Peter Jensen, chairman of Home of Horseracing Trust. Picture: MARK WESTLEY

Newmarket’s National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art has been named Suffolk Museum of the Year.

The centre, which was officially opened by the Queen last year, beat competition from East Anglia Transport Museum, Dunwich Museum, West Stow Anglo Saxon Village, Lowestoft Museum and Gainsborough’s House.

Meanwhile, the award for Family Friendly museum went to Moyse’s Hall Museum; Museum Object of the Year was the dwile flonking trophy at Halesworth and District Museum; West Stow Anglo Saxon Village picked up the Learning and Access Award, and Merit Awards were presented to The Red House and East Anglia Transport Museum.

Last year’s Museum of the Year title went to Southwold Museum.

This year’s award was supported by The East Anglian Daily Times, BBC Radio Suffolk and the University of Suffolk.

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A father-of-eight wept in court after being spared an immediate jail sentence following a “lunatic” high-speed police chase in a residential area of Colchester.

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