This project consists of three distinct buildings:
- Palace House, which is the oldest surviving part of King Charles II’s royal residence, will house the important and valuable equine art collection of historic standing when complete. The collection currently resides in the Tate Gallery.
- The main part of the Museum will be housed in the restored Trainer’s House and Victorian King’s Yard. This will provide a spacious and visitor-friendly environment incorporating teaching facilities, shop and restaurant.
- The Rothschild Yard Stables are being restored and adapted into a working visitor attraction to showcase the work of the ‘Retraining of Racehorses Charity’, which includes boxes occupied by popular retired racehorses as an additional attraction.
The National Heritage Centre was officially opened by Her Majesty the Queen on 3 November 2016.