Tring

The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

Natural History Museum
at Tring

  • Free entry

  • The Walter Rothschild building
    Akeman Street
    Tring
    Hertfordshire HP23 6AP

  • Open Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00
    Sunday 14.00-17.00
    Closed 24-26 December

Exterior of the Natural History Museum at Tring

Getting to Tring


The main Museum entrance is on Akeman Street. There are accessible entrances on Park Street and via the Museum's Akeman Street car park.

By train

There are regular train services to Tring station. The station is about two miles from the Museum and can be reached by bus or taxi.

You can check train times using the National Rail journey planner, and find local transport information on the Tring Town Council website.

By bus

Buses run from most of the towns in the area. Plan your bus journey on the Hertfordshire Travel Information website or call Traveline on +44 (0)870 608 2608.

By road

Tring is on the A41, 30 miles north-west of London. From the M25, exit at Junction 20.

Parking

There are two free car parks - one next to the Museum on Akeman Street and the other off Hastoe Lane. 

Our car parks get full quickly during half term and other busy periods. Alternative cars parks are available off the High Street. Dacorum Borough Council-managed car parks are free for the first hour with a small charge thereafter.

Coach parking

There are two coach parking spaces in the car park off Hastoe Lane.

Tring car park map

Facilities and access

Make sure your visit runs smoothly with our guide to entrances, cloakrooms, toilets, the shop and cafe.

You'll also find information about facilities for disabled visitors.

Things to do at Tring

British Dinosaurs

Go on an adventure around Britain and discover why it's the birthplace of dinosaur studies in our free family exhibition. 

5 April - 11 October

What's on

Find out what events are happening at the Museum at Tring. Join in with exhibitions, workshops and activities for kids. 

Explore the Museum

From anglerfish to zebras, meet the stars of our free galleries. There's six to explore, plus the Rothschild room which tells the story of one man's passion that created the Museum.