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Science Uncovered at Tring Natural History Museum

  • The Walter Rothschild building Akeman Street Tring Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP United Kingdom (map)

Discover the startling stories behind the collections of the Natural History Museum at Tring, meet world-class scientists and experience the historic galleries by night.

Part of European Researchers' Night, our annual festival of science is free and offers you the chance to uncover nature's hidden worlds.

Activities include:

  • Scientists on stage: have a drink while you enjoy short talks from Museum experts
  • See taxidermy in action and find out what it takes to produce life-like specimens for museums
  • Discover how the world’s most comprehensive egg collection has been assembled, preserved and expanded for over 200 years
  • Learn about DNA with an interactive game
  • Find out about ice age mammals that once roamed the local area
  • Listen to enthralling tales of life in the field from our researchers
  • Join the Royal Society of Biology and the Biochemical Society to find how healthy diets can be good for us and our planet, with activities, games and quizzes

Activities are free to attend, but spaces may be limited for scientist talks.

You can also join the festivities at the Natural History Museum in South Kensington, Manchester Museum, the Great North Museum in Newcastle, and the Ulster Museum in Belfast.

This European Researchers' Night project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 722950 in the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie actions.