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Browse one of the finest taxidermy collections of mammals, birds, reptiles, and insects in the UK at Natural History Museum at Tring. Constructed in 1889 to house Lionel Walter’s collection of mounted specimens, the facility first opened to the public in 1892. See Lionel Walter’s hybrid between zebras and horses (zebroids) and the hybrid foal on display. Browse the galleries and wildlife garden before stopping in at the museum's Zebra Cafe. Children can enjoy the Dino Snores area. Check the events calendar on the website in advance. Put Natural History Museum at Tring into our Aldbury itinerary builder to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Aldbury.
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I highly recommend visiting this museum for families and educational pursuits. Not only is it free it was amazing to see so many types of animals under one roof. We took our 4 year old and she loved i... more »
Walter Rothschild had everything stuffed. It is an exhibition of the Victorian era and informed understanding of the diversity of species. All the specimens are not suffering from deterioration, which... more »
A relatively small museum but jam packed full of interesting artefacts. Free entry however there is a relatively cheap guide book that can purchased. There is also a very simple cafe in the basement o... more »
Good place to go for an hour or two. It will appeal to all age groups. The staff at the door were welcoming and helpful and entry is free. The museum is on several floors and there are steps up to the main entrance. However there is a step free entry to the back of the building and a lift goes to all floors. Compared to the Powell-Cotton museum in Birchington (which is brilliant), I did find the displays here rather unimaginative. They could also be more informative, with perhaps some photos to give a better idea of the animals habitats. The toilet facilities were modern and clean. I also wanted to try the Zebra cafe, but oddly it was closed on a Saturday, and only had a drinks vending machine available.
My son went on Martyn Lewis' website to look for Free places to visit and Tring was included! It is housed in a beautiful old building and absolutely crammed packed with stuffed animals of all shapes and sizes! It was given to the town by the affluent Rothschild family. There is only a small cafe on site but a lovely park to explore! A brilliant museum and happy to give the suggested £2 each donation - very good value!
All natural history museums are worth going too. But when you learn most of this one was a private collection it makes it more important to see. Great for all ages just remember the museums run on donations so dig deep into your pockets when you are there.
My kids loves this place. We was before Eastern - " Hunting eggs " was amazing. All staff is nice and really nice place to visiting with the kids. And entrance is free. Thank you.
It's quirky, Packed with very interesting exhibits and just quaint in an old world way. Staff very friendly and helpfull too. Nice cafe also. Lots to see.
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