inspiring journeys april blog

Inspiring Journeys: April Blog

Inspiring Journeys: April Blog We are almost there! We hit our target of opening the museum parts of the renovation by Easter. On Good Friday we opened our new shop area to the public and had a great Easter Holidays operating from our lovely new entrance, reception and beautiful shop.

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Nature Festival 2018

Nature Festival 2018

We cannot wait for our third annual Nature Festival! This year is so jammed packed with activities we’re not sure 24 hours will be enough! We start at 5pm on the 27th and will end at 5pm on the 28th, using that time to be exploring the natural world of

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tom heap

Countryfile Presenter to open new Museum!

Exciting news! We have confirmed that BBC’s Tom Heap will be officially re-opening the museum on the 12th May after it’s £3 million renovation. Tom Heap who presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme, is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio

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new look museum

Guide to the New Look Museum…

Guide to the New Look Museum… If you’ve visited in the last couple of weeks you will have noticed a few changes around the place! We are almost ready to reveal our new museum and will be officially opening it on the 12th May, and although we’re not there yet

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10 reasons to have a gilbert white wedding

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their third annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending

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Tips for April

It’s springtime and here are 10 tips for April! 1. Have a Hoppy Easter! It’s Easter time! We have Easter Crafts on the 3rd, and a Bunny Hunt running all the way up until the 15th!! 2. Go to Nature Camp! During the Easter Holidays we have a brand new

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frank oates in africa

Frank Oates in Africa

On Monday 9th April to celebrate the opening of our new Frank Oates Gallery; historians Dr John McAleer and Dr Chris Prior from the University of Southampton will be giving an exciting talk on the Victorian Explorer and the environment he travelled in. Frank Oates’s travels in nineteenth-century Southern Africa made

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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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