For those Days when it's not so Sunny ... there's always Tring Local History Museum

tringlocalTring may be a small town but it's been a thriving market town since gaining its Charter in 1315 - to gain an insight into its varied history why not visit Tring Local History Museum, The Market Place, Brook Street, TRING HP23 5ED

Only items which have a direct connection with Tring and its surrounding area, including the villages of Aldbury, Long Marston, Marsworth, Wigginton and Wilstone, form part of the display.

For example, Neolithic finds, Roman and Medieval objects as well as items connected to local employment, commerce, military and of course everyday life over the centuries including straw-plaiters, shopkeepers and farmers. Particular highlights are replica 14th Century tiles from Tring depicting scenes from the boyhood of Christ, a WWII defensive 'kite' and a replica Roman Helmet to try on as well as other related activities designed for children.

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As well as displays, there is a timeline, story boards, pictures and photo's. The building which houses the Museum tells a story too. Traditionally, animals were traded in the High Street until the then Lord Rothschild provided a purpose-built Cattle Market. In 1893 a sale room was built with an open porch to provide shelter for buyers and sellers. The buildings use and shape have changed but it is the original concept which has been adapted to house the Museum

Opening times: Fridays and Saturdays 10am - 4pm

Wheelchair accessible. Car Park close by with toilet facilities

For more information visit www.tringlocalhistorymuseum.org.uk

To make a day of it why not visit the 'other' Museum in Tring, The Natural History Museum in Akeman Street, Tring originally put together by the zoologist Walter Rothschild and shows off a unique collection of mammals, fish, insects and birds.