Places to Visit Reviews

Natural History Museum, Tring

Tring Natural History Museum

In an organised moment before the chaos of Christmas, we booked to visit the Natural History Museum, Tring in the quiet days between Christmas and New Year. With closures beforehand of both the Tring and London sites due to staff shortages we weren’t 100% sure if it would even happen.

Arriving at 10am for opening, it was lovely and quiet, the children were able to help themselves to clip boards, pencils and paper to use on their way around – the gift shop also sells treasure hunts for an additional £1 a copy.

With three levels to explore, there was something for everyone. A firm favourite for us was the huge array of insects housed in gallery three and the Red Kite downstairs.

The museum is housed within a quaint building and whilst accessible we would recommend leaving the buggy behind during busy times if you have children as it can get a little tight. There are regular hand sanitising stations throughout the exhibitions, toilets and baby change facilities too and we had to wear masks whilst inside. They even have fold-up chairs available should you wish to spend some more time taking in a specific display.

After looking around the museum, we popped to their Ugly Bug Cafe for a coffee and a quick snack too. The menu isn’t huge but it’s convenient, Tring high-street is also a short walk away and has a larger selection of cafes and restaurants.

Entry was free, and we used the free car-park. We do recommend booking online beforehand to avoid any disappointment, which you can do here.

With three children aged 3-7 in our group, we spent about 2 hours at the museum. It’s a great option for a free day out when the weather isn’t great and they all enjoyed writing down and drawing their favourite animals.

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hiya bucks

Here at hiya bucks we go on regular walks exploring the local towns, villages, public footpaths, gardens, rivers, lakes and more! We love getting out and about discovering new places to visit and we thoroughly enjoy going to local events and getting involved with the community. We hope to inspire others to step out of their daily routines and see more of our Beautiful Buckinghamshire.