Exhibitions at Tring

The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

Myths and Monsters runs 8 May - 6 September 2015
  • 8 May - 6 September 2015.

    Open Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, and Sunday 14.00-17.00.

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

  • Free. No need to book, just turn up.

Step back in time through the pages of an ancient book to a world inhabited by weird and wonderful creatures in a new exhibition, Myths and Monsters.

Discover the truth behind unicorns, mermaids and other mythical creatures. Decide whether truth is stranger than fiction in this exhibition inspired by Conrad Gesner’s 450-year-old Historiae Animalium (Studies on Animals), considered to be the first modern zoological work.

Get hands-on with replicas of the real animals that inspired stories of strange beasts, explore interactive displays, and marvel at beautiful hand-coloured woodcuts from Gesner's book.

Many of the Myths and Monsters exhibits were generously donated by the Natural History Museum London, which has a similar exhibition of the same name that tours the world.

Visiting during the week? We recommend arriving after 13.00 as Gallery 2 is also a teaching space in the mornings and may be unavailable for short periods.

Spring Fayre Photography exhibition

Admire the best photographs from this year's competition and vote for your favourite. The winner will be announced on 12 June, and you can enter the competition up until 20 May.

Many of the Myths and Monsters exhibits were generously donated by the Natural History Museum, which has a similartouring exhibition of the same name that travels around the world.
Many of the Myths and Monsters exhibits were generously donated by the Natural History Museum, which has a similartouring exhibition of the same name that travels around the world.