We braved our first visit to the museum this week. We decided to try the Natural History Museum in Tring which is part of the big one in London.
There are some definite plus’ to this museum
1. It’s free
2. It’s nearby to us and well sign posted
3. It has cafe (having caffeine nearby is always a good idea)
4. There is parking right near the door (and you can go in the backdoor to get even closer, with an elevator!)
Now if you’re not into stuffed animals this place is definitely not one for you! That being said however they have an incredible collection of animals both current and extinct. Seriously who knew there were soooo many different types of species of animal… it really made me realise how incredible our world is, and how badly we abuse it!
Jenna (3 yo) loved it – especially the big african animals (I wonder why that would be… possibly the South African blood running through her veins!). Carter (18 months) wasn’t all that keep on anything small and loved the dog exhibit.
We spent a good hour and a half to 2 hours there just trailing around and exploring in the discovery rooms. One tip I would give is a double buggy (side by side) is not the greatest idea on the gallery/mezzanine level as it’s a little tight! Also don’t feed the
monkeys kids in the buggy!
We followed it up with dinner at Pizza Express (thanks Tesco for the vouchers!!) which was a treat in itself!
Ah the sign of a good
dinner dessert – messy faces!
Gotta love any restaurant that supplies toys as free entertainment!
Definitely an idea to check it out if you in the area – if you don’t mind hundreds and hundreds of dead, stuffed animals that is! On the positive side though Jenna now knows the names of many more obscure animals and we got to see a real life stuffed dead dodo!