Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 4.30PM & Bank Holidays

An Autumnal Half Term!

This Half-Term we will be getting very autumnal with a week of Autumn themed activities and workshops!

autumn sketching
Throughout the week visitors will be able to take a sketching kit with them for free and are challenged to sketch what they see, this runs from Saturday 21st till Sunday 29th. On Tuesday 24th we are holding a drop in Autumn leaves craft day between 11am and 2pm. Just turn up and get ready to make some art with the colours of Autumn this plus the sketching challenge are included in the admission rate!

Autumn Animation
On Wednesday 25th we have an exciting opportunity to get creative with Animation; inspired by Gilbert White’s writing and love of nature. Working in groups with the gang from Strong Island media, children and teens can create wildlife characters and animate them to tell the story of autumn. This full day workshop will see all participants achieve the discover and explore level of Arts Award . The workshop is suitable for ages 5+Booking essential as places are limited.


Halloween and bonfire night are not far away so why not celebrate with your little ones with some Autumnal storytelling? Enjoy cooking dampers and marshmallows in the fire, then settle down to listen to tails from story teller Bluebird who will be flying by Gilbert White’s house on Thursday 26th October, to tell tales with fun autumnal feel, in her own gentle style around a our campfire.

Autumnal half term
Our last event of the half term period is our annual Autumn Sleepover at the Field Studies Centre, on Friday 27th October. With a variety of nature themed activities including broomstick making, campfire cooking and night time nature walk. All materials, refreshments and breakfast included in the £20 ticket price. Suitable for children age 5yrs and over.
The museum and gardens are open 10:30am-5pm Tuesday till Sunday, and are especially beautiful at this time of year. The museum, which is undergoing exciting renovations still have refreshments available and this will be the last full week to see the Frank Oates gallery before it closes for a makeover. The Gilbert White and Antarctic Galleries will remain open as usual.