October Family Fun!

Does your family LOVE nature? This October Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have an amazing selection of nature themed activities suitable for all ages. On the 8th October as part of National Biology Week, learn what it is like to be an owl. Find out what it is like

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Heritage Open Day 2016: What’s in Store

Next Thursday you can find out What’s in Store… that is what is in our artefact store. We are celebrating Heritage Open Days on Thursday 8th, by opening the Museum for Free ALL Day and showing visitors’ items not usually on display. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections once again are hosting Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a night of magical theatre in breathtaking surroundings. On Sunday 28th August at 7:30pm audiences will be taken away to the Devon Moors where something evil is afoot, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes

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Gilbert White’s Dog Show

Join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for their first ever Dog Show on the 21st August 2016. Gilbert White’s garden has always been a great place to bring your canine companions, with plenty of space to walk, picnic and stretch your legs. But on Sunday 21st the ground of

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The 2016 Games come to Selborne

As the Olympics get going in Rio, in Selborne we are looking forward to a much more unusual set of games, Gilbert’s Games. On the 13th-14th August, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will once again be celebrating their annual family summer event. Take a step back in time with

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Keep your herb garden happy!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to a workshop to learn how to keep your herbs happy! As part of the Hampshire Food Festival, we will be showing you on the 27th the best way to start or improve your herb garden. What herbs to use with what

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Happy Birthday Gilbert White

On the 18th July 1720 Gilbert White was born to parents John White a Lawyer and Anne nee Holt, in the vicarage at Selborne, home to John’s parents. The new born Gilbert’s grandfather (also Gilbert White) was vicar of St. Mary’s , and it was at this church where on

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Unusual Plants Fair!

Find out more about 2017 Unusual Plants Fair here     Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s Unusual Plants Fair return for its 24th year. The event held of father’s day weekend is a great family event, not just keen gardeners. Stall Holder’s from around the South of England will

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Gilbert’s Open Garden; Celebrating Capability Brown

2016 marks the year of the English Garden to celebrate the 300th birthday of Capability Brown, England’s most famous landscaper. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be opening their gardens to the public free of charge on the evening of the 9th June to mark this special year. Capability

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May Half Term Fun!

The sun may or not be shining but nature is definitely out in full force in Selborne and May half term activities prove it. On Tuesday 31st May join us for a Craft Tuesday!   We will be making Nature Sun Catchers all day, with all materials included in the

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