Natural History Museum at Tring

Natural History Museum at Tring
Akeman Street
Tring
Hertfordshire
HP23 6AP
England

Website

NHM at Tring

www.nhm.ac.uk/visit-us/galleries/tring

NHM Bird Group website

www.nhm.ac.uk/research-curation/departments/zoology/bird-group

E-mail

tring-enquiries@nhm.ac.uk

Telephone

020 7942 6171

Fax

020 7942 6150

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Discover the fascinating range of 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

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Monday to Saturday 10.00-17.00
Sunday 14.00-17.00
The Museum is open every day except 24-26 December.

Admission charges

Free

Additional info

Wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor including the shop, café, Gallery One, and The Rothschild Room in which temporary exhibitions and special events are held.

Visit the galleries and come face to face with a full-sized gorilla, a huge anaconda or an extinct giant moa, just a few of the 4,000 animals on display!

The site of the Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum is also home to the ornithological research collections (Bird Group, Department of Zoology) and the ornithological library (Department of Library and Information Services) of The Natural History Museum.

These collections are probably the largest and most comprehensive in the world, with over 2,000,000 skin, skeleton, spirit, egg and nest specimens, representing over 95 per cent of known bird species, housed adjacent to one of the world's great ornithological libraries. They are not open to the general public but, strictly by prior appointment, may be consulted by persons, amateur or professional, engaged in original research or the production of scientific artwork. More details are available on the NHM Bird Group and Library websites.

Collection details

Natural Sciences

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Spider

Play with Clay – Spiders

  • 9 October 2014 11am-2:30pm

Come and learn about spiders and make your own eight-legged friend to take home with you!

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

£1.50 per child.

photograph of flying bat

Tring Park Lantern Event

  • 29 October 2014 6-8pm

Discover Tring Park after hours on this fun night-time walk.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Suggested donations £3.00 per person.

photograph of flying bat

Museum By Torchlight

  • 31 October 2014 5-8pm

Bring along your torch and set off on the trail for nocturnal creatures around the Museum.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
Big eared townsend bat

Bat Conservation Trust

  • 31 October 2014 10am-5pm

Meet the Bat Conservation Trust, learn about the world of bats and make a bat to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age
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