What's on at Tring

The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

The atmospheric Gallery 6 at Tring

The Natural History Museum at Tring was built in 1889 to house the incredible zoological collections of Walter Rothschild.

Discover animal specimens from all over the world here, from tiny beetles to enormous bears, and explore our exhibitions and events.

The Tring 700 Photo Exhibition

Friday 9 October – Saturday 21 November

Enjoy outstanding images of Tring selected from archives and entries to this year’s photographic competition. Organised by Tring and District Camera Club to celebrate the 700-year anniversary of Tring being granted its market town charter.

Batty Masks

15 October, with 30-minute craft workshops at 11.00 and 14.00
Tickets £2, messy play for under 5’s

Get ready for Halloween by making a spectacular batty mask.

Big Draw

24 October – 1 November
Free, suitable for all ages

The Big Draw is the world’s biggest drawing festival. It is open to everyone, including those who love to draw – as well as those who think they can’t!

To celebrate the festival's 16th year, we're adding top tips for budding artists around the Museum. Explore the galleries to find clues on how to expertly draw our specimens.

Visit the Big Draw website to find out more.

Apple Pressing and Juice Tasting

27 October, drop-in demonstrations from 10.30–15.30
Free, suitable for all ages

Have a go at making freshly squeezed apple juice the traditional way. Press apples from local orchards and learn about Hertfordshire’s Orchard Initiative as part of the annual Tring Apple Fayre.

Apple Feeders

27-28 October, with 30-minute workshops at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00
Tickets £2, suitable for ages 5+

Treat your garden birds to a delicious apple feeder during this chilly season.

Pumpkin Carving at the Museum

29 October, with 30-minute sessions at 17.30, 18.00 and 18.30
Tickets £3 (advance booking required), suitable for ages 5+

Join us and carve a spooky pumpkin to take home for the Halloween weekend.

Museum by Torchlight

30 October 17.00–20.00
Free, suitable for ages 5+

Bring along your torch and set off on the trail for nocturnal creatures around the Museum. Fancy dress welcome.

How to book

For information and tickets call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6163. Lines are open Monday-Friday, 10.00-16.00.