Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 12°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Newmarket: Tourist information point to open at horseracing museum

11:00 25 August 2014

Chris Garibaldi, director of the National Horseracing Museum with Amy Starkey, regional director for Jockey Club racecourses, with councillors David Bowman, Warwick Hirst and Stephen Edwards, by the statue of Hyperion

Chris Garibaldi, director of the National Horseracing Museum with Amy Starkey, regional director for Jockey Club racecourses, with councillors David Bowman, Warwick Hirst and Stephen Edwards, by the statue of Hyperion

Archant

An extra information point has opened in a West Suffolk museum, to allow more visitors to find out about what’s going on in the surrounding area.

shares

The National Horseracing Museum in the High Street is teaming up with Forest Heath District Council to provide another tourist information point in the town.

The new information point adds to the existing tourist information
service at the Guineas shopping centre.

Chris Garibaldi, museum director, said: “I am delighted that the National Horseracing Museum is in a position to provide this service to the local community.

“We already deal with a large number of enquiries from visitors from all over the world and this development will spread the opportunities to promote the town’s tourist offer in an easily located central venue. With developments in mobile technology and smart phone apps, so many more people are choosing to get their tourist information online but for many visitors it is still a friendly face of welcome that makes all the difference and the museum’s staff are excited about being able to provide just that.

“All members of the museum’s front-of-house staff have recently taken part in the World Host training programme and so are ideally placed to welcome visitors to the town.”

David Bowman, Forest Heath Cabinet member with responsibility for tourism, said: “Newmarket welcomes thousands of visitors every year, either drawn by horseracing or others who want to use the town as a base to explore the wider area.

“Tourism creates wealth and jobs for the local community and we are very pleased to be helping the museum to set up its own information service for the benefit of the whole town.”

Staff from the tourist service at the council’s Guineas office will be providing support and advice to the museum team to help them deal with enquiries. Noel Byrne, chairman of the Newmarket Experience, said: “This is a very positive move for tourist information in Newmarket.

“Visitors will now be able to pick up relevant information from a very high profile location.

“I firmly believe this will form a major part of the significant developments taking place at Palace House.”

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Ed Hawkins has been training celebrities for the new TV show 'Flock Stars'. Ed is pictured in Chelsworth.

He’s used to the challenges of a life outdoors – braving rain, wind and even snow to look after his sheep in bucolic rural Suffolk.

Figures presented in an operational performance report for the county show that the equivalent of 31 12-hour shifts were spent by ambulance staff treating patients who could not be admitted to A&E within 15-minutes of arrival.

Curve Motion in Bury St Edmunds is a good day out for the kids.

Sadly, rainy days are not a rare thing when it comes to the Great British Summer, so when the heavens open we are well-stocked with things to do.

Carl Robbins

The search for a prisoner who absconded from Hollesley Bay earlier this month is still ongoing.

Don't believe the message that Jeremy Corbyn is unelectable

There’s something about Jez (as we hip young things on social media call Jeremy Corbyn) that thoroughly warms my cockles. Perhaps it’s his air of humility, his open-necked honesty or simply his dogged under-dogness?

Mildenhall Lodge Care Home.

Providing care for those in extreme old age, and with serious long-term health problems, is one of the major challenges facing society – especially for an area like East Anglia which has a disproportionately high number of older people.

Willow the Wolf.

A new art trail in Bury St Edmunds has already been followed by thousands of people, surpassing the expectations of its organisers.

People living near the Bulmer Fox pub (in Bulmer Tye near Sudbury) are at the end of their tether with the number of cars crashing throug their fence.

Another car has left the road at an accident blackspot on the Suffolk/Essex border – just days after an urgent plea was issued for measures to reduce the number of crashes.

Tents uprooted from their pegs at Jimmy's Farm.

More than 18,500 people attended the festival at the 100-acre farm in Wherstead at the weekend, which was hit by heavy rainfall.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages