National History Museum at Tring

We love a good museum and so when we happened to be in the berkhamsted area, we decided to head a little further down the road to the National History Museum at Tring. You have probably heart of the National History Museum in London (which is amazing!) but this one situated in Hertfordshire is a lovely little find. I wasn’t sure what to expect as I’ve heard it’s quite small and you aren’t able to spend hours upon hours there – but we loved it nonetheless. The Natural History Museum Tring was built as a home to the collection of Walter Rothschild – full to the brim of thousands and thousands of stuffed animals – it may sound a little strange or off-putting for some, but I promise you it’s incredibly fascinating to get that close to so many different species of animals – over 4,000 to be precise!

Come face to face with a polar bear, gorillas, pythons, penguins, seals, tigers and so many more different species of animals, birds and insects. There are large floor to ceiling cabinets in which all stuffed animals are displayed in so you can get up close and personal to really see the beauty of so many different animals. Daisy enjoyed walking around with her clipboard and pen so that she could stop and draw her favourite animals. There are little cabinets dotted around where you can open the doors and see different species of insects (I never knew there were so many!)

There are six galleries to explore in total – the galleries are on different levels and easily accessible by stairs and a lift. You can find lots of different activities going on throughout the year so it’s worth looking it up on their website to find more about what’s going on. We didn’t manage to time our trip well enough to get in on the arts and crafts that were going on at the time – so we’re definitely going to head back soon! Finish the trip with a coffee and cake at the little on site coffee shop or wander the little gift store. See lots more info on their website!

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