International Museum of the Horse

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Location:

4089 Iron Works Parkway
Lexington KY 40511

The IMH is the largest and most comprehensive museum in the world dedicated to exploring the important history of all horses and their impact on human civilization. Through its ever-growing library and archives, it also serves as a resource for scholars and researchers throughout the world.

With over 64,000 square feet, IMH is dedicated to the history of the horse and its unique relationship with humans through time. Permanent museum exhibitions highlight the history of the horse from ancient times to the many popular sporting events of modern times.

Self-produced blockbuster exhibitions such as,

All the Queen’s Horses: The Role of the Horse in British History,

Imperial China: The Art of the Horse in Chinese History, and

A Gift from the Desert: the Art, Culture and History of the Arabian Horse,

provide a distinctive glimpse into subjects where the horse has been especially significant in shaping human history. Contemporary art exhibitions focus on the talents of equine artists around the globe and give talented local equine artists much needed exposure to a worldwide audience.

The IMH at the Kentucky Horse Park would also like to announce the launch of the Chronicle of African Americans in the Horse Industry, a new website designed to increase awareness, education, and access to African American history. The site builds upon information discovered for the museum’s permanent exhibit, Black Horsemen of the Kentucky Turf.

IMH is a great first stop on your visit to the Kentucky Horse Park if you are just starting to explore the world of horses. As you enter the Museum's exhibits you will learn about how humans have domesticated horses and the impact they have had on many aspects of our lives, from war, agriculture, transportation, and sport.

IMH is also a wonderful way to end your day at the Kentucky Horse Park. Wander through our galleries and learn even more about the breeds and events you have seen throughout the Park. Find out about the countries and cultures many of the Park's equine residents originated from and listen to stories about other's experiences with horses as well.