Welcome to the Natural History Museum at Tring, Hertfordshire

Tuesday-Sunday and bank holidays
10.00-17.00 (last entry 16.00)
Closed 24-26 December

Last updated 16 January

An emperor penguin specimen greeting 'ice to see you again'.


Book a free ticket for guaranteed entry. 

Tickets are currently available for visits until 31 March. 

Walk-up entry

Subject to capacity on the day, we will have a limited number of walk-up spaces available. You may need to queue during busy times. The only way to guarantee entry is to book in advance.

Plan your visit

  • Getting here


    The entrance to the Museum is on Akeman Street. 


    By road

    Tring is on the A41, 48 kilometres (30 miles) northwest of London. From the M25, exit at Junction 20. 


    There is free car parking in Dawes Park. It has 48 spaces, with three for Blue Badge holders and two parent-and-toddler spaces.

    The Akeman Street car park is open. Two Blue Badge holder spaces are available.

    Alternative car parks are available off the high street. The car parks managed by Dacorum Borough Council are free for the first hour with a small charge thereafter.  

    By train

    There are regular train services to Tring station. The station is about three kilometres (two miles) from the Museum and can be reached by bus or taxi.

    You can check train times using the National Rail journey planner, and find local transport information on the Tring Town Council website

    By bus

    Buses run from most of the towns in the area. Plan your bus journey on the Hertfordshire Travel Information website or call Traveline on +44 (0)870 608 2608.

    Need a cab?

    Tring Cars will get you where you need to go. They are available 24 hours a day and can be booked through the Cabs4U app.

    Coach parking

    There are two coach parking spaces in the overflow car park off Hastoe Lane.

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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

The free display includes all photos awarded in the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2022 competition, the Rising Star portfolio, and this year’s two Grand Title winners. It will also include short films on the two Grand Title images.

Tickets for the display are not required but to guarantee entry to the Museum please book a free entry ticket.

Closes 18 June

What's on at Tring

From guided tours, to crafting events and outdoor activities, the Museum at Tring has something to do for the whole family. 

Looking for inspiration on what to see?

Whether you're visiting for the first time or the fiftieth, discover what you can see and do in our free galleries, and where you can eat, drink and shop.

Beyond the Museum: The best things to do in Tring

Whether you want to spend a weekend or make a day trip, find all the information you need to extend your trip beyond the Museum at Tring and discover Hertfordshire's hidden cultural gem.

Facilities and access

Find out how to get to and around the Museum, where to park and activities to support children and families with neurodiverse conditions.


Inspire your students' curiosity about the natural world and explore the variety of life on Earth.

Our hands-on workshops and gallery activities are closely tied to the National Curriculum. 

Explore school visits at Tring

Volunteer Programme

We have volunteer opportunities to interact with visitors in the galleries or to help out with our gardens.

You will use real specimens to share your knowledge with school groups and the public through hands-on interactions.

Or contribute to developing a dynamic, beautiful and usable space for Museum visitors and the local community.

Browse volunteer opportunities


Choose the Museum at Tring as the backdrop for your next film project or photography shoot.

It houses an extensive collection of mounted specimens and the wide variety of mammal, fish and bird specimens, together with the Victorian architecture, make Tring a unique location for shoots.

Find out more about filming at Tring