Discover the truth behind unicorns, mermaids and other mythical creatures. Handle replicas of the real animals that inspired stories of strange beasts and decide whether truth is stranger than fiction.
The newly-refurbished Rothschild Room opens in April, showcasing key stories and specimens from the life and collection of Museum founder Walter Rothschild. Explore interactive maps, flip through digital photo albums and see a life-size giant tortoise.
Discover how the Museum pond has come to life this spring by finding and identifying animals from this watery world.Ponderiffic Dipping Wednesday 1 and Wednesday 15 April Workshops at 11.00 and 14.00 Tickets £4
Dip into the history of a man whose legacy lives on in Tring and beyond. Uncover the urban myths and unsolved mysteries of the Museum’s famous founder, Walter Rothschild. Walter Rothschild: The Man, the Museum and the Menagerie Tuesday 21 April 19.00–20.00 Tickets £4.50
Gifts and souvenirs inspired by the colours and hexagonal structure of corals. With homeware, jewellery, replica pieces and a Museum exclusive range, you can bring the rich colours of the reef to your home.
Sensational Butterflies Experience the wonder of walking among hundreds of free-flying butterflies and discover the science behind these delicate creatures and their amazing life cycle. Opens 2 April Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea Explore the weird and wonderful creatures of coral reefs. The exhibition will include over 250 specimens, a live aquarium and interactives. Opens 27 March