Spend an evening at the Natural History Museum at Tring – for one night only
The Natural History Museum at Tring will be open until 22.00 on 15 May, as part of the national Museums at Night campaign. Visitors will get the chance to see Tring’s wild, weird and wonderful animals long into the evening, when the galleries are usually closed.
Museum staff will be bringing out a variety of specimens for visitors to examine a little more closely and people will be able to stroke a snake skin, feel the fur of a mole and a genet and get up close to an elephant tooth and some dried seahorses.
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 shop and café at the Natural History Museum at Tring will also be open so visitors can stock up on nature-related goodies and sample some of the Zebra Café’s tasty treats in the evening.
Address: The Natural History Museum at Tring, The Walter Rothschild Building,
Akeman Street, Tring, Herts HP23 6AP
Date: 15 May 2009
Opening hours: Friday 15 May 10.00–22.00 Normal opening hours are Monday–Saturday, 10.00–17.00 and Sunday, 14.00–17.00
Access: Step-free access is limited to Gallery 1, the temporary exhibition gallery, the shop and Zebra Café. A virtual tour of the upper galleries of the Museum is available in the temporary exhibition gallery.
Visitor enquiries: 020 7942 6171
For more information about the Natural History Museum at Tring, please contact
Natural History Museum Press Office
Tel: 020 7942 5189, email: email@example.com
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