Special Educational Needs at Tring

SEND students can enjoy our range of self-guided resources, and also a specifically designed workshop - Walter's World Adventure.

Our free sensory workshop can accommodate between 4-15 students.

We have a variety of self-led resources which can be used to explore the galleries.

We can also provide our Explorer Bags which include a variety of resources and toys to support engagement with our displays. These need to be booked in advance and returned when finished.

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

Visit our Essential information for school visits page to find out how to book and further information about your trip.

For questions and bookings, please email or call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6177 with full details of your intended visit.

Our school programme is very popular. We recommend booking at least a 6 weeks in advance.

  • Workshops

    Walter's World Adventure

    Join Walter Rothschild on a journey around the world. Visit different continents to explore the animals that live there and take part in multisensory activities.

    This workshop is specifically designed for SEND students and would be most suitable for those working at Key Stage 1 level. The activities include a range of sorting, matching, craft and play.

    This workshop lasts between 30 minutes to one hour for a maximum of 15 students.

    Upon booking please discuss the needs of your group.

    Useful Museum resources:

    Tactile Explorers

    Blind and partially sighted school groups can get hands on with real Museum specimens in this specifically designed workshop. Trained members of staff will introduce specimens with an audio description and students will have the opportunity to investigate and handle specimens.

    There is an option of two themes: British wildlife and Under the sea.

    The workshop takes place in Walter’s Workshop which has chairs and tables. It lasts between 45 minutes to 1 hour. It is for a maximum of 16 students at a time.

    Upon booking please discuss the needs of your group.

    During your visit you are also welcome to borrow our Tactile Bags to explore the galleries. These bags have a variety of items and specimens to bring the galleries to life.