Nature Festival 2018

Nature Festival 2018

We cannot wait for our third annual Nature Festival! This year is so jammed packed with activities we’re not sure 24 hours will be enough! We start at 5pm on the 27th and will end at 5pm on the 28th, using that time to be exploring the natural world of

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Countryfile Presenter to open new Museum!

Exciting news! We have confirmed that BBC’s Tom Heap will be officially re-opening the museum on the 12th May after it’s £3 million renovation. Tom Heap who presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme, is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio

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It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their third annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending

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frank oates in africa

Frank Oates in Africa

On Monday 9th April to celebrate the opening of our new Frank Oates Gallery; historians Dr John McAleer and Dr Chris Prior from the University of Southampton will be giving an exciting talk on the Victorian Explorer and the environment he travelled in. Frank Oates’s travels in nineteenth-century Southern Africa made

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RECORDING BUTTERFLIES

Gilbert White: A Creative Genius!

Hampshire Cultural Trust’s big theme for 2018 is creative genius and we are so excited! The year is to celebrate Hampshire ideas, inventors and innovators and you’ll be surprised how many discoveries and inventions come from Hampshire! However we believe that Gilbert White is worthy of being one of Hampshire’s most

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Easter at Gilbert White’s

It’s coming up to Easter we have a lot going on! Here are our five Easter activities for families! We are open 10:30-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, including Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! 1. Easter Bunny Trail Join us from Good Friday up until April 15th for an Easter Bunny hunt

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The search for Frank & Lawrence! A volunteering opportunity

The search for Frank & Lawrence is on! We’re looking for two volunteers to be Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates at our events, especially the grand opening of our £3m renovation on the 12th May. Perfect for any budding actors out there or anyone who loves to dress up! The

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We are the Albatrosses around their necks.

You might have seen that last week we welcomed a new acquisition to the museum. An Albatross that hangs proudly in our new learning space. The learning space will be a place where we celebrate contemporary natural science, and the albatross is a fantastic symbol, that highlights the link between

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tips for march

Tips for March

Tips for March It’s March and the start of Spring, here’s some handy tips for the month ahead. 1. Start ‘em Young With the coming of spring comes The Young Naturalists Club! A great monthly club for 8 years + where they can learn about wildlife, nature and conservation. As

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Tips for Mother’s Day

Tips for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is the 11th March, and if you’re stuck for ideas here are five tips to help! 1. Have a Sleepover!  For a Mother’s Day with a twist why not come along to our Mother’s Day Sleepover? An exciting evening of nature activities followed by

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