Local Council Sponsors Car Park Renovations

Work has begun on Gilbert White & The Oates Collections ambitious renovation project which will be undergoing an exciting programme of improvements to the museum and visitor facilities. The first stage of this project is to improve car parking in the village, and extend the existing car park situated behind

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Selbourne Hanger- National Poetry Day

Happy National Poetry Day! Gilbert White and the Austen family were neighbours, though sadly Gilbert and Jane never met. By the time Jane Austen, her sister Cassandra and their Mother were living in nearby Chawton, Gilbert White had died and the house would have been owned by his relatives. By

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The Garden in October

What’s happening in Gilbert’s White’s Garden in October? As autumn as well and truly here now, there’s a different feel to the garden. It’s clearing up time, let’s put everything straight before the winter time, heavy dews and falling leaves to clear up time. A sad time in some ways,

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October Family Fun!

Does your family LOVE nature? This October Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have an amazing selection of nature themed activities suitable for all ages. On the 8th October as part of National Biology Week, learn what it is like to be an owl. Find out what it is like

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Important Car Park Notice!

As of Monday 3rd October Visitors will find that the back half of the Village Car Park back (behind the Selborne Arms) will be sectioned off. The car park will be limited for approximately 6 weeks. This is the first stage of our museum renovations, which will see the museum

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The Garden in September

The Garden in September… There have been some glorious summer days with an autumnal tinge recently- fine hot sunshine but cool in the shadows. Beautiful weather for working in the garden! Which is just as well, as there is a great deal to do! August & September are often difficult

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Heritage Open Day 2016: What’s in Store

Next Thursday you can find out What’s in Store… that is what is in our artefact store. We are celebrating Heritage Open Days on Thursday 8th, by opening the Museum for Free ALL Day and showing visitors’ items not usually on display. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to

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Arts Council Grant is ‘Icing on the Cake’

This grant is the icing on the cake for us” said Dr Rosemary Irwin, Chairman of Trustees of the Gilbert White & The Oates Collections  “We have been working on fund raising for our exciting new development at the Museum for almost two years now, and this grant will help

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections once again are hosting Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a night of magical theatre in breathtaking surroundings. On Sunday 28th August at 7:30pm audiences will be taken away to the Devon Moors where something evil is afoot, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes

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Gilbert White’s Dog Show

Join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for their first ever Dog Show on the 21st August 2016. Gilbert White’s garden has always been a great place to bring your canine companions, with plenty of space to walk, picnic and stretch your legs. But on Sunday 21st the ground of

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