gilbert's games

Tips for Gilbert’s Games

Tips for Gilbert’s Games Gilbert’s Games is a great day for the whole family but there’s a lot going on! So here’s our guide to making the most of the weekend! Saturday 5th August  10:30: Let the Games begin! All our stalls and Georgian games begin and are totally free

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bio-blitz results

Bio-blitz Results

At the end of May 2017 as part of our Nature Festival celebrations we had a 24 hour bio-blitz. Members of the general public, naturalists and ecologists alike gathered in Selborne to collect data that would give us snap shot into the daily lives of the natural world around us.

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five ideas for teenagers

Five Summer Ideas for teenagers!

Finding things to keep teenagers amused and active over the long summer holidays isn’t always easy so here are five ideas for teenagers. 1. Geocaching Ever tried geocaching? Now’s your chance! Borrow one of our GPS devices enter in the first code and follow the trail! 2. Summer Clubs If

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five ideas for under fives

Five Summer idea’s for under five’s!

Five Summer idea’s for under five’s! Summer Holidays can be tricky, especially if you’ve got very little ones to entertain. Here are 5 great ideas for under five’s that the whole family will enjoy. 1. Backpacks Trail  Our summer long backpack trail is great for all ages! They have lots

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Tips for June

Five Budget Summer Holiday Ideas

The Summer Holidays are here and can be pricey! But they don’t have to be! We’ve put togther five budget summer holiday ideas! 1. Go on an adventure We have not one but two free summer activities over the holidays! Borrow one of our Family Explorer Backpacks from reception to

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gilbert white & the french revolution

Gilbert White & The French Revolution

Gilbert White lived through important political times and one of the biggest world events towards the end of his life was the French Revolution, of which events although seem far removed from Selborne were to catapult Britain into a long war with France. On Saturday 15th we are celebrating with

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celebrate gilbert's birthday

Celebrate Gilbert’s Birthday

Birthday’s weren’t commonly celebrated in the Eighteenth Century in a way that we would recognise today. In fact if Gilbert’s diaries are anything to go by the 18th July pasted by like any other day… July 18, 1792 – Men cut their meadows. Mr Churton came. July 18, 1790 –

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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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bio-blitz results

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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