The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

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

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 and 3 January

Last updated 30 November


Book a free ticket for guaranteed entry. 

To help keep everyone safe, a timed entry system is in place. Only a limited number of people are allowed in our galleries. 

Tickets are currently available for visits to 31 March 2022. 

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

  • Safety information

    The safety of our visitors and staff is our priority. Here's what we're doing to help keep everyone safe, and what you can do to help.

    Face coverings

    Face coverings must be worn in our shop, unless you're exempt, in line with government guidance. We strongly encourage you to wear a face covering inside the Museum.

    Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue. If no tissue is available, use your elbow. Face coverings are provided to staff.


    We are continuing to operate at a reduced capacity to give visitors more space to enjoy the Museum. 

    Hand sanitiser stations

    Hand sanitiser is available at the entrance and exit to the Museum. 


    Our facilities will be cleaned regularly by staff.  

    Contactless payments

    Pay with contactless if possible, although cash will still be accepted.  

    Feeling unwell?

    Please do not visit the Museum if you're feeling unwell or have a temperature, consistent cough or loss of taste.   

    • For information about cloakrooms, toilets and lifts, visit Facilities and access at Tring.
    • It is no longer a legal requirement for us to collect your contact details for Test and Trace purposes. NHS QR codes are still be available for those who choose to check in using the NHS COVID-19 app.
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  • Getting here


    The entrance to the Museum is on Akeman Street.


    By road

    Tring is on the A41, 48 kilometres (30 miles) north-west 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.

    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.

    Coach parking

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

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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. 

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.


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.