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Horse racing museum granted 1m

Plans for a museum celebrating the racing industry in Suffolk has moved a step closer after securing an extra £1m in funding.

The county council's cabinet agreed to the contribution to the Home of Horseracing, which is planned for Newmarket, at its meeting on Tuesday.

The Palace House and Stables have been chosen to house a museum, art gallery and study centre.

The Home of Horseracing Trust now has £11m to put towards the attraction.

It believes the centre could attract 44,000 visitors and pump £1.8m in to Suffolk's tourism industry each year.

Forest Heath District Council, which owns the buildings, has already invested £1m and its land assets in the project, the trust said.



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