A visit to the Australian Racing Hall of Fame at the National Sports Museum, encapsulates our country’s lifelong love affair with horse racing. Visitors are invited to discover Australia’s racing history through a variety of sensory experiences.
Upon entry guests soak up the sounds of race day, thanks to the specially designed Soundcloud. They are drawn into the exhibit by the clinking of champagne glasses, clip clopping of hooves and the roar of the crowd as the horses thunder down the straight.
History buffs will enjoy the Origins of Racing showcase, featuring archival footage and photographs that tell the story of Australia’s horse racing journey.
For those who prefer a more hands on approach to learning, the exhibit features two touchscreen databases that allow visitors to discover specific information and statistics on Australian Racing Hall of Fame legends and inductees.
Finally, the A Day at the Races showcase is an interactive experience that captures all the fun and excitement of a typical day at the races. From the art of perfecting a hat’s plumage to designing brightly coloured racing silks, there are an abundance of fascinating stories to discover.