Natural History Museum
at Tring Hertfordshire

Natural History Museum at Tring

Open Monday - Saturday, 10am to 5pm - Admission is free.


The Natural History Museum at Tring houses the largest collection of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and insects in the UK.


The museum started life in 1889 as a 21st birthday present to Walter Rothschild from his father, the first Baron Rothschild. The Baron regarded his son’s interest in nature as a harmless past-time; little suspecting that it would eventually lead to the creation of one of the greatest natural history collections ever assembled by one man.


Before his death in 1937, Lord Rothschild gifted the entire museum and its collections to the Trustees of the British Museum – on condition that it would remain a centre for zoological research.


The Man and the Museum tour

Gallery, tour: 11 June 2019 - 19 July 2019
The Man and the Museum tour


Discover the extraordinary history of Walter Rothschild and the stories behind the specimens Tring Museum, one of the largest private collections of natural history specimens.


The tour of the galleries, which lasts 45 minutes to an hour, is suitable for adult groups of six to 30 people. A minimum of six people per tour is required. Large groups will be split with a maximum of 15 people per tour.





Natural History Museum at Tring
Akeman Street
HP23 6AP

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