Rothschild Room

Discover how one man's passion for the natural world led to the creation of the Museum at Tring.

The newly-refurbished Rothschild Room showcases key stories and specimens from the life and collection of Museum founder Walter Rothschild.

Explore an interactive map featuring the daring explorations of Walter's specimen collectors, flip through digital photo albums featuring Walter, his family and his menagerie of live animals, and see mounted examples of some of Walter's favourite birds.

Walter Rothschild riding a tortoise

Plus, recreate one of the most iconic images of Walter - sitting on a giant tortoise - with the life-size replica that you're encouraged to sit on and take a selfie with.

The Rothschild Room illustrates how Walter's interest in natural history, his foresight and generosity, preserved an astonishing collection for the nation.

The re-development of the Rothschild Room has been made possible through a grant from the DCMS/Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund.