Tonight, and for one night only, the Natural History Museum at Tring will be open until 22.00.
Visitors will explore galleries that are usually closed and discover many wild, weird and wonderful specimens in this fascinating Victorian museum.
Tring’s late night opening is part of the European-wide Museums at Night campaign from 15-17 May. It aims to showcase the unique and vibrant museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries and archives around the UK.
Museum staff will bring out specimens for visitors to examine a little more closely and the shop and café will stay open too.
Museum manager Paul Kitching said, ‘By taking part in the Museums at Night campaign, we hope that many people who live and work in Tring will seize the chance to see the Museum after hours and experience our fantastic collections.’
‘We’ve recently opened a new exhibition, Bumblebees and unveiled the newly refurbished Gallery 6, so there’s plenty of new things to see and do in the Museum.’
The Natural History Museum at Tring in Hertfordshire opened in the late 1800s to house the collections of Lionel Walter, second Baron Rothschild.
The Museum has outstanding examples of 19th-century taxidermy and it was bequeathed to the nation and became part of the Natural History Museum in 1938.
Museums at Night is organised by Culture24 and is funded by the government agency for museums, libraries and archives, MLA.