In the Footsteps of Gilbert White…Backwards (Leg 1)

Donate here!  It was a rather more select bunch who left Oriel College on Friday morning to walk to Oxford than the crowd who arrived there this time last year. I dare say the absence of Oriel’s sumptuous tea made a difference, but then this was the start of our

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Spring into April in the Garden

The Weeders have been working especially well over the last month, and with no rain for a fortnight or so and temperatures too low for rampant weed growth, we have made discernible impact on the garden! The soil is workable at the moment and it has been possible to tackle

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Cottage Containers Workshop

30th April 2016 11am-2pm This is the time of year when we can finally start looking after our gardens! Our head gardener here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is offering an exclusive opportunity to learn more about containers and take away your own container full of flowers from

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Museum Week Love

Sunday was the last day of Museum Week on Twitter. The theme for the day was love… so I asked some of our staff what they love most about the Museum… Bea who works as a Catering assistant in the Tea Parlour loves the Antarctic gallery especially the Dressing Up

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Museum Week: Future

Today we are looking to the future! This fit’s very well with our announcement that we are soon to be launching ourselves into an amazing new project! Here’s a recap in case you missed the news. The big focus will be our Stable Yard; currently in desperate need of renovation

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Museum Week: Heritage

Today’s Museum Week theme is heritage, we decided to showcase just some of the aspect of the Museum that represent why the museum is such a heritage treasure as we traverse through the Museum. Today is the last day of our Butterfly Exhibition, where we celebrated 250years since the first

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Museum Week: Architecture

Welcome to the third day of Museum Week today theme was architecture! We thought we’d share the developments of the house though time! Here what The Wakes likely looked like in Gilbert White’s time. The room with the two large windows is the Great Parlour added by Gilbert himself. However

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Museum Week Secrets

Here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections we love Museum Week on Twitter! Museums from across the globe gather to share themes and support each other it’s great fun! Seven themes for seven days! Today’s theme is Secrets! So we took the internet behind the scenes at Gilbert White’s

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HLF Success: Gilbert Strikes Gold !

HLF success will reveal hidden within the museum treasures… Hidden treasures, held for years in the archives of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in Selborne, will become accessible to the public for the first time following a grant of £1.687m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the redevelopment of

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Wildly Intriguing Workshops

We will be joined by Wild Intrigue to host a series of exciting wildlife workshops for young and old on the 2nd and 3rd of April. Wild Intrigue is a company that creates and delivers tailored experiences and workshops to enable young people to encounter the unique inspiration of the

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