tips for mothers day

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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10 tips for spring

Tips for Spring

Spring is here and we have 10 tips on how to have the best spring ever! 1.Museum Launch! In Spring our Museum renovations will be finished! We hope to be running fully from the Museum from Easter, and the Café will be running from May. On the 12th may we

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inspiring journeys february blog

Inspiring Journeys: February Blog

Inspiring Journeys: February Blog It’s February and we are now hot footing to be ready for Spring! We’ve announced that the official opening of the renovations will be the 12th May. We will celebrate with a family open day with lots of things to see and do. We can’t wait!

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the garden on february

The Garden in February

The garden in February The carpets of snowdrops on Baker’s Hill and around the pond have come into flower early this year and: “…make a very agreeable appearance as the first promise of Spring.” GW Feb. 19th 1762. We have moved many of the snowdrops threatened by the new access path from the yard

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Frank Oates

Frank Oates; A life spent pushing boundaries

On the anniversary of Frank Oates’ death Dr. J. Grant Repshire explains why Frank Oates deserves to be remembered.  On the 5th February 1875, 143 years ago, a life spent pushing boundaries set by the limitations of naturally poor health finally caught up with Frank Oates. Having just completed the

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Gilbert White & Valentine's Day

Gilbert White & Valentine’s Day

Gilbert White & Valentine’s Day  It’s Valentine’s Day, which got us thinking did Gilbert White ever celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Eighteenth Century? He certainly would have been aware of St. Valentine, or the many martyrs that are commemorated on St Valentine’s Day, as part of the Christian calendar, but

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halley moving house again

2018 Antarctic Lectures: Halley – Moving House again ?

Our second Antarctic Lecture of our 2018 programme will be taken by Simon Garrod, and will be focusing on some of the modern and future challenges facing Antarctic Operations, including the Halley Base. Simon Garrod, Head of Operations at the British Antarctic Survey, was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for

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Penguin Trail

Pick Up a Penguin this Half Term!

It’s nearly half term and we have got a fabulous week of activities planned! We are starting off with a Penguin Trail between the 10th- 18th February. Can you find the six species of Antarctic Penguin hiding in our gardens? You’ll even learn some interesting Penguin facts along the way!

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tips for february

Tips for February

It’s February! Here are some great tips on how to spend the month in Selborne! 1) Be our Valentine!  It’s Valentine’s Day on the 14th and well we might be biased but what’s more romantic than a walk through lovely garden and museum followed by a hot chocolate and cake?

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inspiring journeys January blog

Inspiring Journeys: January Blog

Inspiring Journeys January Blog So it’s 2018! That is both extremely scary and exciting for the museum as suddenly the opening of the project is within grasp! We’ve certainly taken it up a notch in terms of building works, Monday –Thursday the staff have been sharing quarters with builders and

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