Natural History Museum at Tring

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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.

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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


Additional info

There is lift access to the ground, first and second-floor galleries of the Museum and to the Zebra Café and the Akeman Street car park.

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

Natural History Museum at Tring
Akeman Street
HP23 6AP


NHM at Tring

NHM Bird Group website



020 7942 6171


020 7942 6150

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