Walter Rothschild's legacy, right near our Chartridge care home

Just nine miles away from Portobello Place care home in Chartridge, heading out of Buckinghamshire into Hertfordshire, you’ll find the Natural History Museum at Tring. The building was erected in 1889 to house Walter Rothschild’s zoological collections, it was opened to the public in 1892 and was gifted to the nation following Walter’s death in 1937, becoming part of the Natural History Museum.

This incredibly interesting place retains its unique Victorian character and houses one of the largest private natural history collections ever assembled. We’re so incredibly lucky to have somewhere like this so close to Portobello Place care home near Chesham, and as an added benefit, it’s free to go in.

With 4,000 specimens on public display – all still arranged in taxonomic order and classified into related groups, just as they were in Walter’s day – there’s so much to see, from anglerfish to zebras and everything in-between.

With October half-term almost upon us, why don’t you take the family to Tring for a fascinating day out? Or if you like the sound of the trips we go on from Portobello Place, why not get in touch to find out more about what life is like here in our luxury care home in Buckinghamshire? We hope to hear from you soon.