The Selborne Albatross

Trustee Philip Geddes tells us about the Selborne Albatross, which is being packed for trip to UK onboard British Antarctic Survey research ship Ernest Shackleton.  Even Gilbert White, with his extensive knowledge and love of birds, would have been surprised at the latest addition to his Selborne household – an

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tips for December

Tips for December

December is a great time to visit the museum so here are ten great tips for visiting this month! 1. See the Decorations We love our Christmas decorations here at Gilbert White’s our expert team of volunteers do an amazing job every year using greenery from the garden! 2. Have

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mulled wine weekend

What’s On at Mulled Wine Weekend?

Mulled Wine Weekend is just around the corner! Here’s a guide to how to spend the day! Saturday 2nd December                 10:30: Come in enjoy the shop before the best gifts are gone. 11:00 & 14:00: Try your hand at Wassailing!    

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monty halls

Monty Halls WWII’s Great Escapes

We will be playing host to TV’s Monty Halls on the 15th December, 7:30pm at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. In this exclusive talk Monty Halls reveals the story behind the filming of Channel 4’s hit series ‘WWII’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails.’ Monty and the film crew

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Gilbert White Gin No. 3

After the success of Gilbert White Gin No. 1 & No. 2, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are proud to present No. 3, a new gin made in partnership with Winchester Distillery. Gilbert White Gin no.3 has been made with botanicals from White’s garden, which is tendered and cared

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tips for christmas

Tips to help you get ready for Christmas!

It’s November… which means it isn’t long until Christmas! With diaries filling up, presents to get, and places to decorate we’ve put together eight tips on how Gilbert White & The Oates Collections can ease the festive rush! 1. Drink Gin… No really! We can’t wait to share with you

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mrs oates gets to the truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth What really happened on the Scott Expedition… Captain Lawrence Oates 1880-1912 “He was just champion….he was a gentleman through and through” (Alfred Cheetham, Bosun). “Nothing too good could ever be said when written about the Captain” (Tom Crean, seaman). “He had no idea of

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top tips for November

Top Tips for November

Here are our top tips for November! 1. Sparkle at our Bonfire Night Remember Remember the fifth of November… as we’re having a bonfire! Free to attend with a BBQ and sparklers! We start from 6pm! 2. Enjoy a slice of cake and a coffee with friends Nothing better on

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autumn nature lectures

Autumn Nature Lectures

Join us this November for two wonderful lectures focusing on conversing our wildlife. The final two lectures of our Autumn Lecture Series, give us a fascinating insight into how we can preserve the natural world. On Thursday 9th we are delighted to welcome Andy Broadhurst and Tim Norriss from the

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moth night 2017

Moth Night 2017

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century. On Friday 13th October, and the following morning, we participated in the national celebration of moths

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