for the modern reader

For the Modern Reader

Dr. J. Grant Repshire takes the modern reader of the Natural History of Selborne back in time… Gilbert White’s A Natural History of Selborne offers a glimpse into the often-idealised world of a English countryside village in the early-modern era, before industrialisation changed the face of the world forever. Reading

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inspiring journeys march blog

Inspiring Journeys: March Blog

Inspiring Journeys March Blog  It’s March! which means it’s officially Spring 2018, a phrase we’ve been talking about and thinking about for years! We are definitely nearing the finish line inside the museum, as the finishing touches are getting put in, and work carrying on despite a busy museum, TV

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RECORDING BUTTERFLIES

Gilbert White: A Creative Genius!

Hampshire Cultural Trust’s big theme for 2018 is creative genius and we are so excited! The year is to celebrate Hampshire ideas, inventors and innovators and you’ll be surprised how many discoveries and inventions come from Hampshire! However we believe that Gilbert White is worthy of being one of Hampshire’s most

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Nature Camp

Easter at Gilbert White’s

It’s coming up to Easter we have a lot going on! Here are our five Easter activities for families! We are open 10:30-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, including Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! 1. Easter Bunny Trail Join us from Good Friday up until April 15th for an Easter Bunny hunt

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Hester Chapone

Hester Chapone

Today is International Women’s Day, and we are celebrating the women who form parts of the stories of our three male explorers. This year we are celebrating Hester Chapone, writer, critic and bluestocking. Hester Chapone was the sister of John Mulso, Gilbert White’s lifelong friend, Gilbert & John met at

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The search for Frank & Lawrence! A volunteering opportunity

The search for Frank & Lawrence is on! We’re looking for two volunteers to be Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates at our events, especially the grand opening of our £3m renovation on the 12th May. Perfect for any budding actors out there or anyone who loves to dress up! The

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We are the Albatrosses around their necks.

You might have seen that last week we welcomed a new acquisition to the museum. An Albatross that hangs proudly in our new learning space. The learning space will be a place where we celebrate contemporary natural science, and the albatross is a fantastic symbol, that highlights the link between

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tips for march

Tips for March

Tips for March It’s March and the start of Spring, here’s some handy tips for the month ahead. 1. Start ‘em Young With the coming of spring comes The Young Naturalists Club! A great monthly club for 8 years + where they can learn about wildlife, nature and conservation. As

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the albatross arrives

The Albatross Arrives

One of the world’s most majestic birds, a black browed albatross, with a wing span of almost eight feet, arrived today at the Museum. The albatross was shipped from the Falklands by British Antarctic Survey, a long standing supporter of the museum. The bird – which has been suspended from

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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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