British Sporting Art Trust

Welcome to the website of the British Sporting Art Trust. Have a look round to find information about our collections. Keep up to date with the latest news in the world of sporting art. You can also find out more about how we promote British sporting art and see information on how to Join Us.  

Our Aim is to promote and preserve the long tradition of sporting art in this country

We are enthusiastic about all aspects of sporting art: from traditional rural sports to modern team sports; fine art to decorative work; paintings to photography; 16th century to comtemporary; well-known artists such as George Stubbs and Munnings to the lesser known.

We want to bring everybody together who shares our enthusiasm
We want to see more sporting art on public display
We want to learn more by encouraging research into sporting art

Covid - 19 update

In line with the latest advice from Public Health England, our home Palace House along with the British Sporting Art Trust offices temporarily closed on 19 March 2020.

The British Sporting Art Trust can still be contacted by email on

Members are advised that all future visits and events have been postponed.
We are regularly updating members via email
If you would like to join our email circulation list  please email the Administrator

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Palace House

The BSAT is a founder member of Palace House National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art, Newmarket, along side the National Horseracing Museum and the Retraining of Racehorses charity.

Palace House is situated on the site of the palace built by Charles II in 1671 for his bi-annual visits to Newmarket. The Fred Packard Museum and Gallleries of British Sporting Art are located in the remaining portion of the palace. Here the permanent displays of the very best of sporting art are located.

Palace House is the home of the BSAT Paul Mellon Library for British Sporting Art and the BSAT archive. The library will open for researchers later on in the year.

Membership of the BSAT gives free access to Palace House. 

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