Redesigned Gallery 6 at the Natural History Museum at Tring officially re-opened on 6 February
Eight months and 837 cleaned specimens later, Gallery 6 at the Natural History Museum at Tring will be officially opened on 6 February.
The gallery, which contains reptiles, amphibians, flightless birds, mammals and the UK’s largest collection of domestic dogs, has undergone a significant renovation that started in June last year. The lighting, colour scheme and signage have all been updated to bring to life information about the amazing collection of specimens and all the animals in the gallery have been painstakingly cleaned by expert Museum staff.
The changes in the gallery will mean visitors can:
The DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund awarded the Museum an £87,000 grant for the works in August 2007.
Culture Minister, Barbara Follett, said ‘Gallery 6 is a great example of some of the more weird and wonderful treasures we have on display in our museums. It is marvellous to see such emphasis being placed on imaginative and informative displays, and this can only bring more visitors through the doors.’
Paul Kitching, Museum Manager of the Natural History Museum at Tring, said ‘In Gallery 6, we’ve tried to retain the historical look and feel of Walter Rothschild’s important displays, while making sure the information about each of the animals is as up-to-date and as scientifically accurate as possible. We hope visitors to the gallery will enjoy the new displays and find Walter’s collection both fascinating and inspiring.’
Address: The Natural History Museum at Tring, The Walter Rothschild Building, Akeman Street, Tring, Herts HP23 6AP
Dates: from 6 Feburary 2009
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 10.00–17.00, Sunday 14.00–17.00
Access: Step-free access is limited to Gallery 1, Gallery 2 the temporary exhibition gallery, the shop and the Zebra Café. A virtual touch screen tour of the upper galleries of the Museum is available in Gallery 2.
Visitor enquiries: 020 7942 6171
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