Visiting with children

The Museum is very popular with families, so use the information below to help plan your day.

Special activities

  • the Discovery Rooms contain hands-on games, books and a craft activity
  • gallery trails are available from the Museum Shop for 50 pence
  • pencils, paper and clipboards can be borrowed for free


Our historic building has lots of stairs and railings, please take extra care when visiting with small children. All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times when in and around the galleries.


The Museum is fairly compact, but visits can involve plenty of walking, so wear comfortable shoes.

Bags and pushchairs

You can leave your pushchairs and bags in a room on the ground floor near the Museum's main entrance. Our lift goes to all main gallery floors if you need your pushchair with you.

Car parking

The free car park is located close to the Museum entrance. At busy times parking may be limited and you can use the town car parks shown on the Getting here map.

Baby care

There are baby changing facilities in our toilets. There is a unisex toilet on the ground floor which is accessible to wheelchair users.

Food and drink

Highchairs are available in the Zebra Café. Foods containing nuts and dairy products are labelled, but if in doubt, check with a member of Museum staff.


The Zebra Café has self-service hot or cold drinks and confectionery available and can also be used for packed lunches.

Weekends, bank holidays and local school holidays

Café staff will be happy to warm bottles. The Zebra Café offers locally made sandwiches and paninis, children's lunch boxes and a range of cakes. Speciality teas and coffees are also available, along with soft drinks and a selection of ice creams.You can eat your own packed lunch in the outdoor picnic areas, or in the wildlife meadow across the street from the main building.

Children’s parties at Tring

Why not have a birthday party at the Museum at Tring, Hertfordshire? We have party invitations, special birthday cards, activities, party snack boxes and goody bags. To find out more, contact our Retail Manager on +44 (0)20 7942 6166.
Please note, parties are not available at the Museum in London.

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Borrow animal costumes and toys to make exploring the galleries more fun.

Ask at the information desk on Tuesdays in term time from 14.00.