The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

Natural History Museum
at Tring

  • Free entry

  • The Walter Rothschild building
    Akeman Street
    Hertfordshire HP23 6AP

  • Open Monday - Saturday 10.00-17.00
    Sunday 14.00-17.00
    Closed 24-26 December

Getting to Tring

The main Museum entrance is on Akeman Street. There are accessible entrances on Park Street and via the Museum's Akeman Street car park.

By train

There are regular train services to Tring station. The station is about 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.

By road

Please note: there are major road works taking place on Tring High Street from 28 May 2019 for about 22 weeks. These works involve rolling road closures and may impact on your journey to the Museum.

Please follow road diversion signs as directed and check the SGN website selecting Tring or use the Roadworks map for closure details.

Tring is on the A41, 30 miles north-west of London. From the M25, exit at Junction 20.


There are two free car parks - one next to the Museum on Akeman Street and the other off Hastoe Lane. 

Please note: until summer 2020 there will be no visitor parking in the Akeman Street car park while our ornithology building undergoes major works. Two disabled parking spaces are still available in our Akeman Street car park. Parking is available in the Hastoe Lane car park and in town.

Our car parks get full quickly during half-term and other busy periods. Alternative cars 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.

Coach parking

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

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Facilities and access

Make sure your visit runs smoothly with our guide to entrances, cloakrooms, toilets, the shop and cafe.

You'll also find information about facilities for disabled visitors.

Things to do at Tring

Wildlife Photographer of the Year Highlights

Explore the world's best nature photography, highlighting the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

16 November 2019 - 9 February 2020

What's on

We have a range of exhibitions, workshops and kids' activities. Find out what events are happening at the Museum at Tring. 

Explore the Museum

From anglerfish to zebras, meet the stars of our six free galleries. There's also the Rothschild Room, which tells the story of one man's passion that led to the creation of the Museum.