5 things you can learn from our Preserving Workshops

We have four exciting dates to learn how to make perseveres this New Year with our in house preserves expert Frances Law. On Monday 16th or Friday 20th January learn how to make Red Onion Chutney On Monday 13th and Monday 20th February learn to make Seville Marmalade. The workshops

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim

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Dreaming of a Gilbert White Christmas in Selborne!

Selborne is always a lovely place to visit during the festive season and this year Gilbert White and the Oates Collections has a bigger and better programme of Christmas events than ever before. We start on the 26th November with our popular Wreath Making Workshop, run by expert Rosemary Lanning,

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Gin Tasting!

After the success of Gilbert White Gin No. 1 which was released in December 2015, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to the exclusive tasting of a new gin made in partnership with Winchester Distillery. Gilbert White Gin no.2 has been made with botanicals from White’s garden in

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The Return of the Harvest Mouse

On the 19th October Francesca Pella explains how the partnership between the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust and Selborne farmers helped to boost the population of the Harvest Mouse, in the very village that they were identified by Gilbert White. The talk will be held at the Gilbert White Field

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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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