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Book free advance tickets to visit our Dinosaurs gallery in the school holidays, 5- 27 April.

For information on all our galleries and latest exhibitions, where to eat and drink, Visit us will help you plan a great day out.

Entry is free

(There is a charge for some temporary exhibitions)

Opening times
Open every day10.00-17.50
Last admission17.30

Last Friday of the month open until 22.30 for Lates, excluding December.

The Museum is open every day, including Sundays and bank holidays, but closed 24-26 December.

The Museum's step-free entrance is on Exhibition Road.

Queues in the school holidays

Be prepared for queues outside and inside the Museum during the Easter school holidays. Britain exhibition ticket holders can use our fast-track entry. Guarantee entry to the Dinosaurs gallery by booking free advance tickets.

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Visiting our Museum at Tring?
Open Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.00 and Sunday 14.00-17.00. Go to our Tring website.

For your security, most areas of the Museum are protected by CCTV.

On entry to the Museum your bags and other personal items will be inspected. We advise you not to bring any sharp objects such as metal knives, forks, scissors, etc. to the Museum, as they may be confiscated.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

What's on
What's on

From the latest gallery highlights, daily activities and films to special exhibitions and events, find out what’s on for visitors.

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Getting here

There are many ways to reach us. By tube, bus, bicycle, car or on foot.

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Temporary exhibitions

Explore nature, science, conservation and artistic interpretation in our temporary exhibitions.

Museum tickets

Find out about booking information for our events and exhibitions.

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Choose from over 30 permanent galleries to explore, including our famous Dinosaurs.

Museum floorplan
Floor Plans

View and print out maps to help plan your visit to the Museum.

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Parents' survival guide

Bringing the kids? From special activities to bags and pushchairs, here's your essential guide.

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Access guide

We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors.

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What's on

  • Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story
    Britain: One Million Years of the Human Story

    Relive the dramatic story of prehistoric Britain, its people and changing landscapes in this major exhibition.
    13 Feb 2014 - 28 Sep 2014

  • Lates with MasterCard
    Lates with MasterCard

    Come and enjoy our exhibitions and world-famous galleries in the evening, meet friends and have a bite to eat.
    25 Apr 2014, 18:00

  • Killer Bugs
    Killer Bugs

    Join us to discover predator bugs, from the exotic assassin bug to the common pond skater, and find out how they strike.
    21 Apr 2014, 12:30

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Easter highlights

What's on for kids at Easter

Shows, crafts, talks, hands-on specimens and nature outdoors: check out our Easter highlights.

Women Aritsts temporary exhibition
Images of Nature: Women artists exhibition

Enjoy this elegant gallery with its latest exhibition of women artists and other natural history artworks spanning four centuries.

Multimedia guides
Multimedia guides

Pick up a handheld guide to explore the Museum's galleries and collections when you visit.