Opened in 2010, Tring Local History Museum is a compact collection of local material aiming to tell the story of the town and district across the ages in readily digestible form. Run entirely by volunteers and housed in the office of the town's former cattle market, there is an emphasis on locally significant topics such as the straw plait industry, non-conformism and the role of the Rothschild family which transformed the town in the 19th century. The Museum is laid out on a time-line, with the use of graphics, photographs and text. There are activities for children such as dressing up, jigsaws and a chance to try plaiting or digging for archaeological treasure. Changing displays add to the interest and a range of books on local history is on sale.
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Address: Tring Local History Museum
The Market Place, Brook Street, Tring
Hertfordshire HP23 5ED
Telephone: 01442 827601