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“How a natural history museum ought to be” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natural History Museum at Tring

Natural History Museum at Tring
Ranked #1 of 15 things to do in Tring
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Leighton Buzzard
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“How a natural history museum ought to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

This museum began as the private collection of Walter Rothschild and is now in the care of the Natural History Museum in London. In some ways it's a museum frozen in time and has a wonderfully Victorian atmosphere. There are galleries full of stuffed and mounted specimens, cases of insects where you lift a curtain to reveal the wonders inside and fishes and reptiles all over the walls. It's a brilliant place for kids of all ages and there's a shop and restaurant too. I saw the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition last time I visited and There's a temporary exhibition called Animal Record Breakers coming up this month. Best of all it won't cost you a penny to see it. Parking is on a first-come-first served basis so get there early, otherwise you can park in the pay and display spaces in Akeman Street or in the main car park off the High Street. Tring railway station is actually miles away but there's a bus.

Visited February 2012
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English first
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Great afternoon out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Been meaning to go here for ages.

Took my 5 year old.

We both enjoyed it. Great to see the animals up close. I found the dogs section a bit creepy - but maybe thats just me.

Very friendly staff throughout.

Visited January 2012
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Bedfordshire
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“Excellent family experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

Visited today with a 3 and 5 year old (having not been there for around 18 months) staying for about an hour.
Great fun for both children. Clipboard, paper and pecils in the entrance were great - help yourself without having to queue to borrow them.
The best part of the museum is being able to stand next to polar bears, brown bears, lions, tigers, gorrillas etc and appreciate just how emormous they are - really exciting for a three year old.
Small shop with a good range of sensibly prices books, toys and stationary.
Cafe is really tiny but plenty of pubs and cafes in the town.
And it's free!

Visited January 2012
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Milton Keynes, England, United Kingdom
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“great for Kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Very interesting the kids loved it, it is great to be so close to the animals you wouldn't normally see, you realise the real size of them, also how beautiful the birds are close up.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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“Great Natural History”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

I had a lovely morning looking round the exhibits. It seemed popular with families of very young children. It is free to visit and I was fascinated by the wide range of wild life on display, loved the polar bear, it's huge. It was shame that the cafe was closed when I was there but this off shoot of the Natural History Museum is well worth a visit.

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