The Natural History Museum at Tring is currently home to a new, free exhibition: British Dinosaurs from Fossils to Feathers, which is open to visit until 11th October 2019. The exhibition highlights the fact that dinosaurs have been found all over the United Kingdom, even in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire! Who knows what could be lying in the ground beneath your feet?
Take a look inside the exhibition British Dinosaurs from Fossils To Feathers at the Natural History Museum at Tring
You can find out how you measure up against the Iguanodon, by comparing your height to those of femur and tibia fossils discovered on the Isle of Wight. You’ll find vertebrae from a Baryonyx which was discovered in Surrey, a hip bone of a Megalosaurus discovered in Oxfordshire and my favourite specimen from the whole exhibition… a skin impression from a Haestasaurus, which was discovered in Hastings. The skin impression is incredibly rare and clearly shows the scales on the skin of a dinosaur from millions of years ago.
Once you’ve explored the new exhibition you can venture through the Museum galleries which are filled with a huge collection of all creatures great and small from all over the world, displayed in floor to ceiling glass cabinets. If you can get over the fact that the Museum is home to thousands of stuffed animals, it is a fascinating place, entry is free and it’s an amazing opportunity to get really, really close to 4,000 different species of animals, birds and insects.
British Dinosaurs from Fossils to Feathers makes the most of the limited space in the temporary exhibition hall at the Natural History Museum at Tring and is a fascinating insight into dino discoveries in the UK, for budding paleantologists and their families. There’s plenty of time to go and see the new exhibition as British Dinosaurs from Fossils To Feathers is on at the Natural History Museum at Tring until 11th October 2019.
Top Tips for a visit to British Dinosaurs from Fossils to Feathers at the Natural History Museum at Tring
- The Natural History Museum at Tring is on Akeman Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 6AP
- Entry to the Museum and the exhibition is free.
- There is a small free car park next to the museum and an overflow car park a short walk away, at the very top of Akeman Street, off Hastoe Lane.
- Have a look at what’s on for families before you go.
- Check the museum’s opening times. The museum is open Monday to Saturday 10am-5pm but only open 2pm-5pm on Sundays.
- There is a small café in the basement of the Museum, take a picnic to eat in the park next the Museum, or walk into Tring for something to eat.
- For more information visit the Natural History Museum at Tring website.
I visited in April 2019, all information is correct at the time of publishing.
Images, words and opinions are all my own.