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.

Download our latest events leaflet for a guide to upcoming exhibitions, events and nature-inspired activities at Tring.

Toddler Tuesdays

Every Tuesday in term time from 14.00
Free

Borrow something special and help your toddler explore and play around the Museum.

Antarctica

23 March - 10 July

Free family exhibition

In a frozen icy land, thousands of miles away, scientists studying animals face tough challenges. Discover what it's like to live and work on the coldest continent on Earth, Antarctica, and decide whether you could handle life in this remote world.

Specimen Stories Tour

26 May, 19.00 - 20.00

Tickets £4.50 (advance booking required), most suitable for adults

Join us on a guided tour of the galleries to learn more about Walter Rothschild, the founder of the Museum, and hear some of the amazing stories behind our specimens.

Bug Hunt in Tring Park

30 May, with 1-hour activities at 10.30, 14.00 and 15.30

Free (advanced booking required), most suitable for ages 5+

Search Tring Park for a variety of bugs and discover where they live and how they move.

Big Bugs

31 May and 2 June, with 30-minute craft workshops at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00

Tickets £2, most suitable for ages 5+

Inspect bug specimens and create your very own larger than life bug. 

Dragonfly Water Shooters

1 June, with 30-minute craft workshops at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00

Tickets £2, most suitable for ages 5+

Discover how these pond creatures move and imitate it with a water shooter.

Curly Wurly Clay Snails

16 June, with 30-minute workshops at 11.00 and 14.00

Tickets £2, messy play for under 5s

Get stuck in and create and decorate your own snail.   

Discover College Lake Nature Reserve – An Illustrated Talk

16 June, 19.00 - 20.00

Tickets £4.50 (advance booking required), most suitable for adults

Join staff from Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust and uncover how College Lake has evolved over time to become the nature reserve it is today.

BioBlitz

18 June, drop-in 10.30 - 16.30

Free, suitable for all ages

Help us to record the local wildlife around the Museum grounds by taking part in real sampling with experts.

Behind the Scenes at Tring

23 June
45-minute tour at 11.00 and 15.00

Tickets £10 (advance booking required), most suitable for adults

Step into one of our collections areas to discover what's behind the scenes at the Museum and learn how our world-renowned bird collection is used.  Photo ID required.

Meet a Minibeast

25 June, with 45-minute handling activities at 10.15 and 11.05

Tickets £4 (advanced booking required), suitable for all ages

Celebrate National Insect Week by meeting some tropical minibeasts and discovering how you can search for insects in your local area. 

How to book

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