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.


Wildlife Photographer of the Year Highlights

25 November - 22 January

Free exhibition

See the compact version of this stunning annual exhibition, displaying 17 of the best winning images taken by photographers from around the globe.


Coming soon: Dodos

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.

Wonderful Wings

19 January at 11.00 and 14.00

30-minute craft workshop

Tickets £2, messy play for under 5s

Polar Expedition Specimen Tour

19 January at 19.00 - 20.00

Explore the rich history of Tring's polar specimens and uncover the extreme efforts that explorers went to in order to uncover these icy worlds.

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

The Stars Above: The Solar System

Sold out

21 January at 18.30 – 20.00

Join local astronomers and Museum experts to discover the solar system with this special talk and observation event.

Behind the Scenes at Tring

26 January at 11.00 and 15.00

Step into one of our collections areas for a 60-minute tour, and discover how our world-renowned bird research collection is used.

Tickets £10 (advance booking and photo ID required)

Welly Wednesdays

8 and 22 February

30-minute outdoor play session at 11.00 and 14.00

Tickets £2, messy play for under 5s

Tring Park Scavenger Hunt

13 and 17 February at 10.30 and 14.00

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

Most suitable for ages 5+

Free (advanced booking required)

Investigate Birds

14 and 15 February

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

Explore the world of our feathered friends and get your hands on some real bird specimens. 

Tickets £2, suitable for ages 5+

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+

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 birds.

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

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.