What's on at Tring
The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire
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.
28 July - 6 November
Free family exhibition
Discover a story that stretches back over thousands of years and explore a lost world inhabited by our ancestors. See incredible specimens, from a rare Neanderthal skull to a massive mammoth bone that was discovered near Tring.
Every weekday in term time from 14.30
Borrow something special and help your toddler explore and play around the Museum.
Ice Age Cave Art
30 and 31 August and 1 September
30-minute craft activity at 10.30, 11.15 and 14.30
Family event, most suitable for children aged 5+
Handle ice age animals and help to create a cave drawing.
Every first and third Wednesday in September and October at 11.00 and 14.00
Tickets £2, messy play for under 5s
30-minute outdoor play session, with a different activity each month.
Tring Heritage Weekend
10 and 11 September
Tring town walk, 14.00 - 16.00
Tring Park walk, Saturday 10.30 - 12.30, Sunday 14.00 - 16.00
Free (advance booking required), suitable for adults
Explore the Rothschilds' family history and their influence on the local area. Enjoy a short talk at the Museum and join the Woodland Trust or the Local History Museum for a walk around the local area.
30 September, 18.00 - 22.00
Free, drop-in, suitable for adults
Discover the startling stories behind the collections of the Natural History Museum at Tring, meet world-class scientists and experience the historic galleries by night.
Part of European Researchers' Night, our annual festival of science is free and offers you the chance to uncover nature's hidden worlds.
Prehistoric Cannibalism in Europe
20 October, 19.00 - 20.00
Tickets £4.50 (advance booking required)
Join human evolution expert and Museum researcher Silvia Bello to learn how cannibalism was practiced by hominins during the last one million years.
Owl Pellet Dissection
24 October at 10.15, 11.05, 14.30 and 15.20
Tickets £4 (advance booking required), most suitable for ages 5+
Investigate what barn owls have been eating by dissecting their pellets.
Apple Bird Feeders
25 and 27 October
Tickets £2, most suitable for children aged 5+
30-minute workshops at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00.
Treat the birds in your garden to a delicious apple feeder.
Apple Pressing and Juice Tasting
25 and 27 October, 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 find out about the Hertfordshire’s Orchard Initiative as part of the annual Tring Apple Fayre.
The Big Draw: Our Big Bird is Back
26 October, 10.00 - 16.00
Free, suitable for all ages
Celebrate the return of our giant moa by helping to create a massive masterpiece.
Museum by Torchlight
28 October, 17.00 - 20.00
Suggested donation £2 per person, face painting £2
Family event, suitable for children ages 5+
Dress up and bring your torch for a spooky time in the galleries where you can add to your costume with ghostly animal face paint.
How to book
For information and tickets call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6163. Lines are open Monday - Friday, 10.00-16.00.
Tickets can be booked in advance until 16.00 on the day before the event.
On the day of the event, any remaining tickets can be bought in the shop between 10.00 and 17.00.