School visits at Tring

Pupils on a school trip to Tring, study a specimen of a bird skeleton

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

We offer a range of hands-on workshops and gallery activities, closely tied to the National Curriculum. 

Both self-guided visits and workshops must be booked. We recommend booking at booking at least six weeks in advance.

We recommend a donation of £2 per child to help support our vital work to look after nature and to provide our learning programme.

Entry and booking

Workshops and activities are listed on their dedicated pages, linked below. 

To make a booking, please view the guidance on the Essential information for schools page.

You can book a maximum of one workshop per class.

Please email us if you have any questions.

Our loan box service of themed specimens is also available to book.

Tring Teachers' newsletter

You can sign up to our Tring Teachers' newsletter to hear abour our activities and offers.

SEND students

Creative opportunities and a special workshop for SEND students.

Home Educated groups

Home Educated groups have access to the full range of educational activities at Tring.

Teachers' sessions

Free sessions to find out more about the Museum's offer for schools and how this can support your students' learning. 

Workshops and activities by Key Stage

Key Stage 1 and Early Years

Activities include Makaton-based gallery trails and a Prehistoric Detectives workshop.

Key Stage 2

Workshops include Teeth, Skeletons and an Introduction to Classification.

Key Stage 3

Your class can explore the concept of Variation or examine Ecosystems and Food Webs.

Key Stage 4

Key Stage 4 students can take part in a multi-activity full or half-day, or practice their artistic skills by exploring our galleries.

Key Stage 5

The galleries provide an opportunity for older students to practice their artistic skills and be inspired by the specimens at a variety of levels.

Loan box service

Inspire your students and enhance their learning by borrowing natural history specimens from the Museum.

Green Tree Schools Award

Get your school involved in the Green Tree Schools Award, run by the Woodland Trust.