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.