Today we had planned a visit to the seaside with our daughter, but the weather had different ideas. With rain here, and heavy rain and thunder and lightning storms forecast for the seaside area we were to visit we decided to find an indoor activity to do. Having seen signs for the Natural History Museum at Tring that was to be our outing.

We found many good reasons for this visit to the Museum too, it’s not too far away from us in Milton Keynes and also it’s free to get in. So with an idea of where it was and the three of us (wife me and Phoebe) we set off, and were there in just over half an hour. We walked into a fantastic array of glass cases full of stuffed animals from all around the world, the first section we visited held all the primates and a lot of birds etc.

A chimp in the Tring Natural History Museum
Display Cabinet at Tring Museum
Tiger at Tring Natural History Museum
Tigers Head
Skeleton of gorilla at The Tring Natural History Museum
Rhinoceros head at the museum

A trip upstairs brought us to even more stuffed and mounted animals, who knew there were so many different species of Zebra, because they had a few to choose from..

Zebra from the first floor of the museum
Another Zebra of a different sub species ?

Around the corner and into a balcony section, there were animals in the centre

Giraffe, Camel and Rhino's on the centre display

At each end of the balcony were wooden display cases which could be opened to reveal creepy crawlies like this butterfly below, which was inside a case full of various specimens.

Butterfly in display case

Each case held different types of insects

Centipedes and Milipedes display
Butterflies, but I may be wrong
My wifes favourites the spiders, some big beasties here
Big Spider, scary things

More of the centre display seen from the balcony

Rhino in the middle of the balcony area
Elephant and tusk as seen from balcony
Fish in a display case

The next area had a history of the domestic dogs, from wolves and dingos up to the present day.

history of the domestic dog
History of domestication of canines

Also there was the natural wildlife like rats and mice etc.

Black Tailed JackRabbit

And then there were some more marine animals

Sea cow was one of many marine mammals on display

At the end of the displays there was another animal which needed including in the photographs

My daughter Phoebe stands in front of display

We all had a great day, it was free to get in and very well maintained with plenty of information. The pictures here are just a small selection of what we took, and that was a small selection of the huge amount on display. Tring Natural History Museum is more than worth the time taken to visit, and we may have to return in the future.


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