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“Fascinating, if a little macabre ”

Natural History Museum at Tring
Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Tring
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Imagine Noah took two of nearly all animals onto the arc, killed them, stuffed them and put them into glass boxes. This is pretty much what you get, there is even a section full of good looking dogs which the more sensitive kids didn’t love.

Having said that there are some fascinating animals from giant sloths, giant armadillos and even fleas dressed as people. A good way to kill a few hours.

2  Thank Benchambers99
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The museum is small but interesting for younger children. 4 floors of stuffed animals and insects. It was very busy as bank holiday and I would not recommend taking buggies or wheelchairs as it would be hard to get round.

2  Thank Suzanne B
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Whilst out children have been before (with grandparents), it was our first trip with extended family. What a phenomenal collection. All ages enjoyed perusing the many cases of beautifully preserved mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles. The little ones enjoyed the treasure hunt and the discovery experience. The layout it well considered given the masses that (understandably) visit. An excellent morning spent in Tring.

1  Thank maxibaby2
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Went here on Easter Saturday and the place was bursting at the seams with people with young children. Despite being very crowded the visit was worthwhile with excellent displays of all manner of insects, fish, crustaceans, birds and mammals - over 4,000 specimens in total. An educational visit, even if stuffed animals are a bit out of vogue nowadays. Most of these specimens were assembled more than 100 years ago though.

2  Thank Greig R
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

The NHM at Tring is quite small compared to the main one in London. A private collection of Walter Rothchilds eventually donated to be converted into a museum.

There are 3 levels of galleries. Galleries 1 and 3 can get very cramped and crowded. There are an amazing array of species on display. Galleries 5 and 6 on the top floor are spacious.

There is only one lift to cater to elderly and disabled and it can be quite a wait to get through the floors.

The Zebra Cafe located on the lower ground floor was quite insufficient barely seating 20 at a time. But the high street is a short walk away and can provide lot of good options.

The entry is free and the suggested donation in £2 per person. There is limited parking at the museum but you can park just up the road or near the high street.

1  Thank tushar_pai
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