Our galleries are packed with fascinating specimens - there are over 4,900 to see.
The private collection of Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild (1868-1937), became the basis of the collections housed at the Museum at Tring, located on the grounds of his family home. To help you make the most of your visit, explore some of the highlights from each gallery.
Stand tall against an emperor penguin and come face-to-face with a polar bear.
See one of the Museum's most famous exhibits: the dressed fleas.
See zebras and their relatives.
Fan of Moby Dick? Don't miss the lower jaw of a sperm whale.
Walter Rothschild kept 64 carrowaries and 144 giant tortoises in his lifetime. See some of the specimens in this gallery.
The life of Walter Rothschild
Explore interactive maps, Rothschild's favourite birds and a life-size replica of his giant tortoise in the Rothschild Room.
See the free, temporary display Taxidermy at Tring about Walter Rothschild and the taxidermists who prepared specimens for the Museum.
Encourage children to ask questions and discuss animal features with our free self-guided tours.
The tours are designed for use by an adult leading a small group of children.
Activity and guide books
Navigate your way with our guidebook filled with fascinating stories and facts, or pick up an activity book to complete during and after your visit.
Buy them from the Museum's 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.