The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

Welcome to the Natural History Museum at Tring

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

On 29 May 10.00-12.00 we are running a ticketed event and will not be able to admit walk-ups.

Last updated 18 May 

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


Book a free ticket for guaranteed entry. 

Tickets are currently available for visits to 31 August. 

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 50 spaces, with three for Blue Badge holders and two parent-and-toddler spaces.

    There is free car parking near Hastoe Lane. It has 40 spaces, with four for Blue Badge holders. 

    The Akeman Street car park is now 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. It takes about 30 minutes to walk and is mostly flat.

    You can check train times using the National Rail journey planner, and find local transport information on the Tring Town Council website. Follow Network Rail's Coronavirus safe travel advice

    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 Highlights

The free exhibition showcases a selection of 34 images recording the beauty and fragility of wildlife, from tiny insects to massive mammals.

Open until 19 June

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.


Inspire your students to ponder their place within the natural world and explore the variety of life.

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

Explore school visits at Tring

Learning Volunteer Programme

Discover more about the natural world by interacting with visitors in the Museum's specimen-rich galleries.

You will use real specimens in our handling collection, from animal skulls to insects, to share your knowledge with school groups and the public through hands-on interactions.

Take part in the programme


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