A fascinating educational experience
amazing collections and galleries
The collection founder - Walter Rothschild and his zebra-drawn carriage!
a superb Victorian building
pop into the Zebra Cafe next to the museum car park - irresistible!

The Natural History Museum Tring


a superb, FREE, family attraction in Tring in Hertfordshire.

Welcome to the Natural History Museum at Tring.  Discover the fascinating range of animals collected by Lionel Walter Rothschild in our beautiful Victorian Museum. It is home to the world-class research and collections of the Natural History Museum's Bird Group.

WHAT'S ON at the museum?

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Opening times:

Monday to Sunday 10:00 - 17:50

The Museum is open every day except the 24th - 26th December. Last admission is at 17:30. 

The remarkable collections in the galleries of the Natural History Museum at Tring were once the private passion of its founder, Lionel Walter, 2nd Baron Rothschild. The Rothschild family gifted the entire Museum and its collections to the nation in 1937. This section celebrates Walter Rothschild as scientist, collector and founder of the Museum.

Walter himself was a remarkable character. As well as collecting many thousands of mounted animals, he kept an astonishing variety of live animals in the grounds around the Museum and in Tring Park. He even used zebras to draw his carriage - take a look at the slideshow above.

Education. Our workshops, activity sheets and guidance for teachers are tied closely to the National Curriculum and make education fun for everyone. If you are leading a school group, you can use our information sheets to run self-guided tours. There are also specific events for families.

Children can ponder their own place within the natural world through hands-on interactives in the Discovery Room.

The beautiful wildlife meadow is the perfect environment to explore the local flora and fauna. You can eat your packed lunch here or in the indoor and outdoor picnic areas or why not pop into the Zebra Cafe next to the museum car park.

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015

If you're visiting Tring Museum why not pop into The Robin Hood for a drink or a meal? We're at the junction of the High Street and Brook Street.... near Tesco's!!