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.
Closed 24–26 December
Entry is free
Regular train services run to Tring station. The station is about two miles from the Museum, which can be reached by bus or taxi.
Buses run from most of the towns in the area. For more information use the links below or call Traveline on 0870 608 2608.
Tring is on the A41, 30 miles north west of London. From the M25 exit Junction 20.
Free parking is available at the Museum, though during half terms and other busy periods it may not be possible to find a space. Alternative cars parks in town are marked on the map above.
Natural History Museum at Tring, Akeman Street, Tring, Herts, HP23 6AP (Map)
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