gilberts games

Gilbert’s Games

It’s that time of year again when we start gearing up for big family weekend. This year Gilbert’s Games is on the 5th and 6th August and it’s a special date as the event enjoys its 10th year! We will also be commemorating the bicentenary of Jane Austen, another of

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Wildlife Activities this Summer

You know us we love our wildlife! Here are our favourite wildlife events coming up this summer… 1. Bat Walks Not one but three! We’ve joined up with the Hampshire bat group and our favourite bat man Nik Knight for a selection on Bat Walks this summer. On the 19th

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Museum changes july update

Museum Changes: July Update

Our HLF funded project is in full whack! But what’s going on behind those boards and how is the project going to affect your visit? The stable yard.  The stable yard is the part of the museum visitors won’t have seen before, used until now as storage and a space

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nine foodie tips

Nine Foodie Tips

We love food here at Gilbert White’s so we are delighted that July is Hampshire Fare’s Food Festival to celebrate here are our nine foodie tips! 1. Visit the Hampshire fare website! There are so many events, suppliers and places to visit in Hampshire if you love great local food!

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top tips for summer

10 top tips for July!

Can you believe it’s July?! We’ve got an action packed month so here’s out ten top tips to have am amazing July! 1. Visit us everyday Okay you don’t have to visit us everyday, but the option is there! We are open everyday in July and August!! 2. Garden (The

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museum week heritage

Museum Week: Heritage

Museum Week Heritage To finish our Museum Week on social media we are looking at Heritage, but here in Selborne we are spoilt for choice! So I’ve decided to blog about an exciting heritage project starting next week that will run throughout the summer Heritage gardening! We’ve always been proud

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museum week music

Museum Week Music

Museum Week Music Did you know that there is one degree of separation between Gilbert White and Mozart? Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne is made up of a series of letters addressed to two individuals. One of these is Daines Barrington; Barrington was a lawyer, naturalist and antiquarian.

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tips for a great august

Museum Week: Food

Museum Week Food Food is very important to us here at Gilbert White & the Oates Collections, you just need to visit our Tea Parlour to realise that. But food is also a wonderful way of getting to know the characters we celebrate here at the Museum, by learning about

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jane austen and gilbert white

Jane Austen and Gilbert White

The quiet village of Selborne home to Gilbert White seems quite removed from the famous village of Chawton during the time of Jane Austen, however the lives of these two literary figures were not so disconnected, their lives overlapped by eighteen years and their homes were only four miles from

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guide to 25th unusual plants fair

A Guide to the 25th Unusual Plants Fair

Thinking of coming along to the Unusual Plants Fair? Here’s a guide of how to make the best out of the weekend! Saturday 17th June 10:30: Serious about gardening? This is the time to show up! Make sure you get the plants you need before anyone else does!! 11:00: Too

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