batty for bats

Batty for Bats

We love Bat Walks (we really do) so we’re over the moon to be holding another on Wednesday 13th ! The walk starts at 7pm and costs £10 to join. Nik Knight from the Hampshire Bat Group will guide us into the Hanger woodland, following the Zig Zag path to

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its our birthday

It’s our birthday!

It’s our birthday! The Museum (Then called The Oates Memorial Library and Museum & The Gilbert White Museum!) opened on Tuesday 6th September 1955, which makes us 62! Here’s a snap of patrons alongside the Duke of Wellington at out opening! But how did the museum come togther and why

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astronomy course

Astronomy Course

Ever looked up into the night sky and wished you knew more about what you were looking at? We’re delighted to announce that we’re running a five week long astronomy course from the 21st September with Solent Tuition Network. In this course led by Dan Rourke, you will be able

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tips for september

Tips for September

Tips for September Summer is over the new academic year is here, but there’s still plenty to enjoy this September. 1. Enjoy some Canine Capers!  We’re starting the Autumn off with a celebration of our four legged friends! Our Dog show on the 3rd is totally free and lots of

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heritage open day

Heritage Open Day 2017

Ever wanted to see what’s not on display at Gilbert White’s House? What’s in Store is a once a year opportunity to visit the house for free whilst see a range of objects not usually on display! The event on the 7th September is part of Heritage Open Days and

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dog show 2017

Dog Show 2017

A dog is human’s best friend! Certainly the explorers we celebrate here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections all loved dogs! So we’re delighted to host our second annual Dog Show on the 3rd September. Admission to the show is free and it’s only £2 to enter your canine

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gilbert white shakespeare

Gilbert White & Shakespeare

Next week Gilbert White’s garden will play host to chapter house theatre company’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. White doesn’t often refer to plays or fiction in his writings, but was well read, in letter three of the Natural History of Selborne Gilbert references Shakespeare and shows that

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A midsummer nights dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

The course of true love never did run smooth… We will be joined by Chapterhouse Theatre again on Sunday 27th August for our annual Outdoor theatre event. This year the company will be performing Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Four young lovers find themselves out in the forests outside Athens

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Summer kitchen garden course

The Good Life! Summer Kitchen Garden Course

Summer Garden Kitchen Course There’s nothing like being able to grow your own vegetables in your garden, and whether you’re an accustomed kitchen gardener or a complete novice, we have the perfect course for you on Thursday 24th August. Keith Oakley kitchen gardener at Gilbert White’s garden is leading a

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tips for a great august

Tips for a Great August!

Can you believe it’s August already! Well if you’re struggling to think of things to do this months then look no further we have ten tips for a great August! 1. Something to do whatever the weather You can never predict the British Summer weather, but here at the Museum

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