What's on at Tring

The Natural History Museum in Hertfordshire

The atmospheric Gallery 6 at Tring

The Natural History Museum at Tring was built in 1889 to house the incredible zoological collections of Walter Rothschild.

Discover animal specimens from all over the world here, from tiny beetles to enormous bears, and explore our exhibitions and events.

Download our latest events leaflet or sign up to our emails for a guide to upcoming exhibitions, events and nature-inspired activities at Tring.

Details of the programme of events for spring 2017 will appear here soon.



10 February - 25 June

Free family exhibition

See one of the few dodo skeletons in the world. Explore displays and games to learn about the new discoveries that have been made from these old bones.

Toddler Time

Every weekday in term time from 14.30

Borrow something special and help your toddler explore and play around the Museum.

Free, drop-in

Fluffball Dodos

16 February

30-minute workshop at 10.15, 10.45, 11.15, 14.30 and 15.00

Make a fluffy dodo pom-pom to hang up at home. 

Tickets £2, suitable for ages 5+

Tring Park Scavenger Hunt

17 February at 10.30 and 14.00

Search high and low to find items to make a dodo art attack. This two-hour activity includes a 20-minute steep walk. 

Most suitable for children aged five and above.

Free (advanced booking required)

Welly Wednesdays

22 February and 8 and 22 March at 11.00 and 14.00

30-minute session, outdoor messy play for children under five.


Hertfordshire Atlas Project

23 February, 19.00-20.00

The Hertfordshire Atlas project aims to produce an up-to-date atlas for mammals, amphibians and reptiles.

Find out how local organisations have worked together, learn about current accomplishments and discover how local nature lovers can get involved.

Tickets £4.50 (advance booking required), most suitable for adults

Stars Above: Space Missions

18 March, 18.30–20.00

Join scientists to find out about the Museum’s involvement with space missions, and step outside to observe the night sky with local astronomers.

Suitable for adults and children aged seven and above.

Adults £6

Children £4.50

Advance booking required

Dodo Discoveries

23 March, 19.00-20.00

Join dodo experts Julian Hume and Christine Taylor for a discussion about the complex history of this extinct bird.

Suitable for adults.


Advance booking required

Easter Trail

1 to 17 April

Search the galleries for hidden eggs and win a chocolate surprise. Discover egg-laying animals around the Museum and answer questions about them. 

Trail sheet £1, drop-in

How to book

For information and tickets call us on +44 (0)20 7942 6163. Lines are open Monday - Friday, 10.00-16.00.

Tickets can be booked in advance until 16.00 on the day before the event.

On the day of the event, any remaining tickets can be bought in the shop between 10.00 and 17.00.