"Walter Rothschild Zoological Museum" Tring Things to Do Tip by smirnofforiginal

Tring Things to Do: 18 reviews and 33 photos

Given to the nation by Walter Rothschild, upon his death, the Tring Natural History Museum holds one of the most impressive private collections in the UK.

Entrance to the museum if free, although there are sometimes small charges made for specialised events that are held frequently, including many children's activities - some pre-bookable and some "drop-in". Look onthe museums website for up to date info.

There is a museum shop, a cafe (the zebra cafe) and a troup of very helpful, friendly and informative staff.

The museums holds the worlds largest and most comprehensive ornithological collection (to do with birds), including Darwin's finches (that he returned from the Galapagus Islands with). The collection is not on public display but I believe, by pre-arranged appointment, it is possible to visit this department.

Address: Akeman Street
Directions: Down Tring High Street and turn left into Akeman street (Akeman Street Baptist Church is on the corner on the right), follow Akeman street right the way down until you get to the museum.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2007
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