Key Stage 5 at Tring

Sixth form students at Tring discussing a specimen with a scientist

Key Stage 5 students can explore our galleries through guided tours, or practice their artistic skills on our specimens.

School visits, activities and workshops are free, but donations help support our vital work to look after nature and provide our learning programme. There is a recommended donation of £2 per child.

How to book

For questions and bookings, please email or call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6177.

We recommend booking at least a month in advance.

Visit our Essential information for school visits page for further advice.

Museums today

Debate the value and relevance of Museums in society with your KS5 students.

Take on the challenge to design your own research project to save seabirds from plastic in our dragon den’s style activity. 


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

The specimens are a chance to study colour, pattern, texture and shape. The galleries can be used for:

  • Study of still life, line drawing and painting
  • Photography
  • Understanding the cultural importance of specimens and art

We can provide a short introduction to the galleries and their history, or facilitate handling specimens for close observation in a designated seated space.


Explore the history behind specimens or enjoy a short introduction to the galleries.

Get in touch to discuss options of short guided tours.