Natural History Museum at Tring

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Natural History Museum at Tring

Natural History Museum at Tring
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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W R
Cambridge, UK17 contributions
Overwhelming
Oct 2021
6 galleries packed with specimens. Awesome collection. Allow plenty of time to take it all in. Supposed to book a ticket due to Covid regulations but we hadn't and got in OK mid week.
Written October 16, 2021
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Linda S
Colchester, UK156 contributions
Great! Worth the visit
May 2021
Great specimens in this well laid out museum and Tring also has some great Tea Rooms . Donations are valued rather than an entry fee
Written June 26, 2021
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Emma J
Berkshire37 contributions
No customer service or care
Jun 2021 • Family
Was extremely upset and let down by this place today! We had a booking for the 1pm slot, and although we left home in ample time to allow for traffic we did not anticipate the M4 being down to 2 lanes. After an hour and a half in traffic I called ahead out of courtesy to explain we would be a little late and check if this was ok,also to see if there was any free space in the slot after ours. (they are only 1.5 hour slots, ours was 1-2.30. I was told that we would not be likely to get in should we be late today and was welcome to go and try but likely we would be turned away if late because 'government guidelines' said so.
I explained I had been sitting in traffic already for an hour and a half, it was a 2 hour drive anyway as we'd come from far away to visit and that I had a child with multiple disabilities please was there anything they could do? We just wanted to be able to visit, within thetime slot we'd booked for, even if it was just for half
an hour as we'd come so far. Nope, if your late, no exceptions, you are turned away no matter how far you have travelled. I don't understand or accept the government guidelines nonsense, we went to the natural history museum a few weeks ago and they do not have this rule even though they are a sister museum, both run by the same company?. The lady showed no empathy or understanding, and just kept parroting the same line about being welcome to try (drive another hour to be told NO you're late) and it's not our fault, it's the government. Not very family friendly or disability aware!
Rules for the sake of rules and hiding beind Covid when it's not a valid reason for being extremely unhelpful and harsh. 3 hours round trip to nowhere with a distraught child.
Written June 12, 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK773 contributions
Natural History Museum at Tring
May 2021
Long before Toyota Prius, the founder of the museum Walter Rothschild came up with the idea of hybrid vehicle when he mixed up horse and zebra and created a sports model of a donkey with Ford Mustang style stripes. Apparently the new zebra carriage version wasn't as fast and furious as horses so it didn't really take off. But you can't deny the man's passion for natural world because he started collecting insects at the tender age of 7 and by 10 he had enough variety to force his parents to extend the family home that eventually resulted in a full scale museum that we see today.

Majority of the dogs/pet kind animals were donated to the museums by their owners after they died and the other exotic rare ones we see on display were brought from different corners of the world to be studied. It's still the largest collection of animal specimen by single person and he would have had even more if he hadn't sold some to the natural history museum in New York.

Natural history are my favourite kind of museums and never disappoint me. I've visited the mothership London Museum of Natural History dozens of times and still can't say that I've seen all of it because its massive. But this one is whole lot less overwhelming and lot more manageable for one visit.
Written May 20, 2021
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Cameron Gibson
2 contributions
bloody brilliant!
Apr 2021
best museum ever, brings back so many memories from my childhood like school trips and days out!!!!!
Written April 2, 2021
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Johnski29
363 contributions
Great museum, awful staff
Oct 2020 • Family
I love love this museum. I came here as a child and not much has changed.

Booked to take my 2 year old to the museum in Covid times.

Booking was easy and free if you scroll to the bottom of the booking page you get the option to book for free.

Car park is in Tring park and there is a cut through making it a hop, step and a jump.

Arrived at the museum slightly early as the email tells you not to be late.

Left queuing outside in the pouring rain like others all with small children. There is a covered entrance which the staff could use but they leave you out in the pouring rain. All guests who are queuing do so in a covid safe way.

When it was our turn to enter the building I stepped into the entrance. I was aggressively told to “wait outside” I was already soaked so I did as I was told.

Woman then told use to get inside.

I had to give my name three times before we were let in. Told to vacate the museum by 1630. That’s fine I have no issue with that.

The staff are so incredibly hostile and clearly don’t want people visiting. They make it a horrible experiences.

If any of those kids left in the rain get a cough or a sore throat then all those families will have to isolate and gets tests. The NHM staff need to change the queuing system to keep people dry through winter. Or have tickets timed 10 mins apart.

Get your queuing sorted and be more welcoming. I wouldn’t come back during covid times or the winter.
Written October 27, 2020
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Sue B
Tring, UK32 contributions
Brilliant
Dec 2019
Lovely museum to go to....Free entry...childen will love it, as well as adults...cafe as well. Has parking available
Written October 17, 2020
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wherevervgo
8 contributions
You must visit this museum
Sep 2019
I was surprised that entry is free to this museum. Very well maintained and set up very beautifully.
Written August 19, 2020
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Chelsea B
Milton Keynes, UK1,859 contributions
Impressed
Jun 2019
I was really impressed at the museum as I hadn't expected for it to be this big, it was a nice way to spend an afternoon.
Written May 10, 2020
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RoloRois
Milton Keynes, UK4 contributions
Taxidermy Galore
Mar 2020 • Family
The Rothschild collection that forms this museum is incredible. Whilst not to everyone’s taste it’s a great way to experience different species through a collection decades in the making and no doubt a foundation of what we know of zoology today.
Was a great way to spend a few rainy hours on a Sunday. Free to all, we made a nice donation.
Written March 16, 2020
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