If you’re looking for a way to keep the kids entertained this Easter and you don’t want to break the bank, Tring Natural History Museum is the place to visit.
Easter is all about new life and at Tring Museum there are hundreds of nature specimens, fossils and even a three-toed tapir. Entry is free as are many of the activities, making it an affordable and fun place to visit for all the family. There may be a small charge for some activities.
At Tring, you can look at dozens of ‘stuffed’ animals displayed in the original Victorian cabinets. Have your picture taken with a multi-coloured mandrill, a tiger shark, a zebra or the extinct Quagga, a relative of the zebra that had the appearance of being half-zebra, half-horse. You could also see Kangaroos owned by the Rothchild family and some humble domestic dogs from the 1840’s.
Bring the kids to see our entirely free exhibition – running from the 23rd March-10th July – about Antarctica so they can find out the challenges that scientists face as they live and work in one of the most harsh and remote areas of the world.
If you’d like something Easter themed, you could try the egg handling workshop, aimed at kids aged 5 and over. They can hold different specimens of eggs and try to decide which animal laid them. Workshops run on the 29 March, 31 March, 12 April and 14 April and are in 30 minute sessions for just £2 per child.
Easter Egg Trail –
If you visit us over Easter, we also have an egg hunt on which will lead participants around the galleries in search of clues to find the missing egg. Winners will receive a chocolate prize. The trail is open between 26 March and the 17 April and trail sheets cost only £1.
Half Term Fun –
If your child is bursting to spend their pocket money, why not visit the Museum shop where they will find a range of nature inspired toys and games and mineral specimens to take home. If they’re hungry, you could try out our Zebra Cafe for delicious cake, locally made sandwiches and children’s lunch boxes.
If the weather is fine, we also have an outdoor picnic area so you and the kids can enjoy the fresh air while you eat.