22nd & 23rd September 2018


Q: How much do tickets cost for the weekend?

Ticket prices will be posted to this page shortly, please keep checking back.

Q: What does my wristband give me access to?

A:  Please see our programme page for a full schedule of sites open each day and entertainments.  A small extra fee may apply for access to the Museum and Palace House galleries, plus Jockey Club Rooms – TBC.

Museum and Palace House Galleries entry – £ to be purchased at the National Heritage Centre on the day.

Jockey Club Rooms Tours – £ to be purchased at the Jockey Club Rooms on the day.

All other sites and entertainments are free to NOW wristband holders.

Q: Is there disabled access?

A: Trainers yards are not normally open to the public, so would not reasonably be expected to have as good a set of facilities as a venue that is ( e.g. may not have disabled loos).

The Gallops on the Sunday morning would not be suitable for wheelchair access.

 The National Horseracing Museum and Tattersalls are both DDA compliant.

We do operate a disabled minibus free of charge, courtesy of the local MS Branch. We also give a carer a free pass.

Q: Are dogs permitted?

A: Regrettably, no dogs other than Guide Dogs are allowed in the yards or open equine sites.  Dogs are welcome to the Severals though in the afternoon for our Fun Dog Show.

Q:Where are the car parks situated?

 A: Parking for the weekend will be:


  • Tattersalls – Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)
  • Rowley Mile – Parking available at the Rowley Mile racecourse for all attending the races


  • Severals – Located just off the roundabout at the top of the town, beside the Gallops. A shuttle bus service will be available from here.
  • Tattersalls – Enter the Tattersalls premises via The Avenue in Newmarket. (Tattersalls Park Paddocks, The Avenue, Newmarket, CB8 9AU)

Q: Where are the shuttle buses operating from? 

A: Shuttle buses will be running along a number of routes from the Severals car park on Sunday ONLY, going approximately every twenty minutes.

Q: Can I bring a camera?

A: You are more than welcome to bring cameras, but please disable the flash where possible as sudden bright lights upset horses.


Q: I’m interested in a Private Tour – where are the details?

Tours of The Jockey Club Room:

Tours will take place on both days, Saturday and Sunday.

Please note:  There may be a small additional charge for all NOW vistiors wishing to take part in the Jockey Club Rooms tours.  Jockey Club Room Tours will not be taking any advance reservations, ALL tours, will be conducted on a First Come First Served Basis.  Spaces are limited to approx. 30 people per tour.

Tours of The National Stud:

During Newmarket Open Weekend National Stud Tours will not be taking place at the usual time slots.

Tours at Rossdales:

All NOW wristbandholders can visit Rossdales free of charge on Saturday.

Parking is available at Rossdales.

Tours at the Newmarket Equine Hospital:

All NOW wristband holders can visit the NEH free of charge on Sunday.

Parking is available at the NEH

Q: Where can we tweet and shout about NOW 2018? 

A: We can be found on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram

Twitter : https://twitter.com/NktOpenWeekend
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/newmarketopenday
Instagram: https://instagram.com/nktopenweekend/

Hopefully we’ve answered any query you may have but if not, please get in touch.

If you are having trouble with your tickets please call the Ticket Helpline: 0344 5793010.

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