Planning a school visit to Tring

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 6160 / 6234, Monday to Friday 9.00-17.00.

Email us

Supervision

Visiting school groups should have a minimum ratio of one adult to every 10 children.

Parking

If you are arriving by coach, please ask the driver to drop you next to the Museum entrance on Akeman Street. Coaches can usually park in the nearby Hastoe Lane layby. Minibuses may park in the Museum's free car park.

Eating

The Museum has two outdoor picnic areas, one of which is by the wildlife meadow. There is a small indoor picnic area for one class at a time, which must 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.

Health and safety

A list of recommendations will be provided with your booking confirmation. If you require a pre-visit, please contact the Learning team. 

Telephone booking information requirements

Please have the following information ready when booking by phone.

Contact details including:

  • group leader name
  • email address (if available)
  • telephone number
  • school name and address

Visit details including:

  • date of visit
  • approximate time of arrival
  • approximate time of departure
  • number of adults and number of pupils
  • age range of pupils

Optional requirements:

  • use of the shop or pre-prepared goody bags
  • use of Museum clipboards
  • use of the indoor picnic room
    (room capacity is 32 pupils and can be booked in advance in 30 minute slots between 11.00 and 14.00. Time slots can be extended depending on availability)
  • name and quantity of activity sheets
  • name and preferred time of workshops
    (one workshop per class, each workshop for a maximum of 32 pupils)
  • any additional requirements
Contact us

Learning Team
Natural History Museum
at Tring
The Walter Rothschild building
Akeman Street
Tring, Herts
HP23 6AP
UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 7942 6177/6234

Email us

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