The Natural History Museum at Tring has a lot to offer visitors on school trips. To help you plan your day, take a look at some of the things you should consider below.
Booking your visit
All school bookings should be made at least two weeks in advance.
To book, discuss your needs or to arrange a pre-visit, please contact the Learning team. Please make sure you have all the information we'll need, using the checklist supplied at the bottom of this page.
Tel +44 (0)20 7942 6177 / 6234, Monday to Friday 9.00-17.00.
We recommend that you make a preliminary visit to the Museum to familiarise yourself with the facilities and building. Please contact us if you would like to meet with a member of the Learning and Events team.
Workshops for schools are designed with full consideration of the risks involved and are led by well-trained staff.
Risk assessment information PDF (218.0 KB)
Visiting school groups should have a minimum ratio of one adult to every 10 children and should follow guidance from your school or local authority.
If you are arriving by coach, please ask the driver to drop you off at the coach parking bays in the car park off Hastoe Lane. Pedestrian access to the Museum from that car park is by footpath, through a small wooded area. Follow the footpath and enter via the grassy courtyard. Minibuses may park in either of the Museum's free car parks. Please take care in car parks and use zebra crossings where available.
The Museum has two outdoor picnic areas and there is a small indoor picnic area for up to 32 pupils at a time. Lunch slots of 30 minutes should be booked in advance. Schools can also pre-order lunch boxes from the Zebra Café, which sells a range of drinks and pre-packed snacks.
Telephone booking information requirements
Please have the following information ready when booking by phone.
Contact details including:
Visit details including:
Natural History Museum
The Walter Rothschild building
Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 6177/6234
School visits to London
Planning a school visit to London? To book a visit call our friendly booking team on +44 (0)20 7942 5555 Monday-Friday 08.30 - 16.00 (10.00 - 13.00 during school holidays).
Planning a school visit to the London site