School visits at Tring

The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

Students examining gallery exhibits
  • School bookings and information: +44 (0)20 7942 6177/6234 Monday to Friday, 9.00-17.00

  • Open Monday-Saturday 10.00-17.00, Sunday 14.00-17.00

    Closed 24-26 December

Inspire your students to ponder their place within the natural world and explore the variety of life.

Our hands-on workshops and gallery activities are closely tied to the National Curriculum.

School visits must be booked two weeks in advance.

We recommend you download the school visit checklist and risk assessment information, which contain everything you need to plan your visit, before calling us.


Handle specimens in regular 30-45 minute workshops, linked to the science and history curriculum. Most of our free workshops can accommodate up to 32 students at a time.

We're working on our Key Stage 3 offer. To talk to us about available options please email us or call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6171.

Questions about workshops? Email us or call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6171.

Activity sheets

Download worksheets for free curriculum-linked activities based around close observation of specimens on display in the Museum. You can book clipboards in advance for use around the galleries.

Key Stage 1:

Key Stage 2:

Self-guided tours

Encourage children to ask questions and discuss animal features with our self-guided tours. The tours are designed for use by an adult leading a small group of children, and cover topics including the Arctic and Antarctic, rainforests, savannahs, and predators and prey. Ask us about these tours when you book.