Events at the Natural History Museum at Tring in May

May 1, 2009toMay 31, 2009


The Hertfordshire museum has been part of the Natural History Museum since 1937 and its remarkable collections were once the private passion of its founder, Lionel Walter, second Baron Rothschild.  Now more than 100,000 visitors a year experience the fascinating world of a Victorian collector, where they can see a huge variety of wild, weird and wonderful specimens from across the animal kingdom – from the extinct quagga to dressed fleas.

Night Fever at the Natural History Museum at Tring
As part of Culture24’s Museums at Night event, the Natural History Museum at Tring will be open for 12 hours on one day only. It’s a chance for people to see albatrosses, antelopes and armadillos after hours and visit the newly refurbished Gallery 6 and the temporary Bumblebees exhibition.

15 May

Beautiful bumblebees are one of our most well-loved insects. Come along to this family exhibition to find out how important bumblebees are for human life – see specimens from around the world, learn about British bees in danger and how you can help our fuzzy friends.

23 March – 12 July 2009

Bee Creative
The queen bee is mother to every bee in her hive. Come and make your own queen bee – including the bee’s knees. Most suitable for children over five.

25 and 29 May
Drop-in sessions, 10.15–12.15 and 14.00–16.00
Admission: £1

Junior Tracks and Trails workshop
Become a nature detective and learn to track some of the animals that are out in the local countryside in a relaxed and fun outdoor session – going for a walk will never be the same again. Strictly for children eight years and over.

26 May
Admission: £6, advance booking required

Badge making at Ashridge
Design nature-inspire badges to wear or share at the National Trust’s Ashridge Estate. Most suitable for children over five.

26 May
Admission: £2, advance booking required

Beeswax candle making
Make your own rolled beeswax candle and bee shaped holder to take home. Most suitable for children over five.

26 May
10.15–11.15, 13.45–14.45 and 15.15–16.15
Admission: £2, advance booking required

Natural History Museum at Tring
Walter Rothschild Building
Akeman Street
HP23 6AP

For more information:
Visit our Attractions page on the Natural History Museum at Tring