Events for families and adults

Join our special events, exhibitions, talks and workshops

From craft workshops for kids to hands-on activities for families, there are plenty of fun things to do at Tring. 

For a handy guide to Tring events and visitor information download 

What's on at Tring: March-June 2015 PDF (1.2 MB)

Events
  • Handling Sessions on Gallery

    Handling Sessions on Gallery

    22 February 2015
    Until 28 June 2015
    14:00 - 16:00
    Suitable for all ages
    Free drop-in event on Sundays

    Ever wondered what the scales of a snake feel like, or how heavy an elephant's tooth is? Join us in the galleries on Sundays and discover this and more at our specimen handling table.

    Sessions may not be available on certain weeks, so please telephone in advance +44 (0)20 7942 6171 if visiting specially for this event.

  • Walter Rothschild: the Man, the Museum and the Menagerie

    Walter Rothschild: the Man, the Museum and the Menagerie

    21 April 2015 19:00 - 20:00
    Most suitable for adults
    Tickets £4.50, advance booking required

    Dip into the history of a man whose legacy lasts here in Tring and beyond, to uncover urban myths and unsolved mysteries about the Museum’s famous founder.

  • Myths and Monsters

    Myths and Monsters

    8 May 2015
    Until 6 September 2015
    Suitable for all ages
    Free exhibition

    Discover the truth behind unicorns, mermaids and other mythical creatures. Get hands-on with replicas of the real animals that inspired stories of strange beasts and decide whether truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Birdsong and Breakfast

    Birdsong and Breakfast

    9 May 2015 07:00 - 09:00
    Most suitable for adults
    Tickets £8, advance booking required

    Enjoy the sounds and sights of UK birds in this early morning walk in Tring Park with specialist Murray Brown, and then join us at the Museum for a continental breakfast to discuss sightings.

  • Merfolk's fingerprints

    Merfolk's fingerprints

    14 May 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for children under 5
    Tickets £2

    Use your own fingers to design a mysterious mermaid or merman.

  • Big Nature Day at Tring

    Big Nature Day at Tring

    23 May 2015 10:00 - 16:00
    Suitable for all ages
    Free

    Join in the fun at this special family event. Take part in activities, meet local wildlife organisations and share your passion for nature.

  • What Monsters Lie Ahead?

    What Monsters Lie Ahead?

    26 May 2015 10:15 - 10:45, 10:45 - 11:15, 11:15 - 11:45, 14:30 - 15:00, 15:00 - 15:30
    Suitable for all ages
    Tickets £2

    Encounter strange specimens and discover monstrous myths in this hands-on activity.

  • Gruffalo Exploration

    Gruffalo Exploration

    27 May 2015 10:15 - 12:15, 14:00 - 16:00
    Suitable for all ages
    Tickets £4, advance booking required

    Explore the Gruffalo story and become part of it, make your own mask, and build a den.

  • Snakes Alive with Amey Zoo

    Snakes Alive with Amey Zoo

    28 May 2015 10:30 - 11:10, 11:30 - 12:10
    Suitable for ages 6+
    Tickets £5, advance booking required

    Get up close to some real live snakes and discover how incredible they really are.

  • Architecture and History of London Zoo

    Architecture and History of London Zoo

    11 June 2015 19:00 - 20:00
    Most suitable for adults
    Tickets £4.50, advance booking required

    Explore the history of London Zoo with ZSL Fellow Paul Wilson, revealing how its architecture has developed and reflects the changes in our understanding of wild animal husbandry over almost 200 years.

  • Ssss'ing Serpents

    Ssss'ing Serpents

    18 June 2015 11:00 - 11:30, 14:00 - 14:30
    Most suitable for children under 5
    Tickets £2

    Slip along to create your own super-slithery serpent.

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.

Booking an event

For event enquiries or to book an event, please call +44 (0)20 7942 6163, Monday to Friday 10.00 - 16.00.
Some events need to be booked in advance. Please see individual events for details.

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