Come and visit us

Welcome to the Natural History Museum at Tring

Discover the fascinating 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.

Entry is free

(A small charge is made for some events)

Opening times
Monday to Saturday10.00-17.00

The Museum is open every day except 24-26 December.

Car park closures

The Dawes Park overflow car park is currently closed because of wet ground conditions. Sorry for the inconvenience.

  • Children visiting gallery

    All you need to organise a visit, including a floor plan, maps and transport advice.

  • Tring - wild, weird, wonderful
    What's on at Tring

    Find out about the changing programme of exhibitions and events.

  • See the stunning, newly refurbished Gallery 6

    Make sure you don’t miss any of the Museum's highlights with our gallery guide.

  • Zebra-drawn carriage driven by Lord Lionel Walter Rothschild

    Find out more about the unusual life of Walter Rothschild and the history of the collections.

  • Carausius morosus, Indian stick insect

    Museum workshops, activity sheets, self-guided tours and planning a school visit.

  • St Vincent parrot, Amazona guildingii.
    Research and curation

    Learn more about the work of the Natural History Museum's Bird Group, which is based at Tring.

  • Tring
    About us

    Find out more about how the Museum is governed, the range of work it carries out and the contact details.

What's on

Handling Sessions on Gallery
Handling Sessions on Gallery

Feel a snake's scales and hold an elephant's tooth at this interactive family activity.

Birdsong and Breakfast
Birdsong and Breakfast

Join a UK bird specialist for an early morning walk then enjoy a continental breakfast at this event for adults.

Contact us

Natural History Museum at Tring
The Walter Rothschild building
Akeman Street
HP23 6AP
Tel +44 (0)20 7942 6171

Email us

Museum highlights

Nature-inspired attractions for all ages and interests.

  • Our smiling polar bear
    From tiny dressed fleas to a smiling polar bear, saltwater crocodiles to zebras, explore our 6 galleries.
  • Get hands-on with creative, nature-inspired events for families.
  • Our new free exhibition, Myths and Monsters, opens 8 May 2015.
  • Toddler Tuesdays: borrow items to make exploring the galleries more fun. Ask at the information desk on Tuesdays in term time from 14.00.