christmas in selborne in the 18th century

Christmas in Selborne in the 18th century.

David Standing tells us about Christmas in Selborne in the 18th century. Gilbert White gave his first Christmas sermon at Selborne in 1751, instructing on the devout observance of the feast, and referring to the puritanical way of ignoring it ‘ traces of commonwealth Puritanism still lingered’ Toward the end

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thanks to you

Thanks To You

December fun thanks to you, The National Lottery players!   From 12 to 17 December 2017, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players. We are joining participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good

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The Selborne Albatross

Trustee Philip Geddes tells us about the Selborne Albatross, which is being packed for trip to UK onboard British Antarctic Survey research ship Ernest Shackleton.  Even Gilbert White, with his extensive knowledge and love of birds, would have been surprised at the latest addition to his Selborne household – an

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tips for December

Tips for December

December is a great time to visit the museum so here are ten great tips for visiting this month! 1. See the Decorations We love our Christmas decorations here at Gilbert White’s our expert team of volunteers do an amazing job every year using greenery from the garden! 2. Have

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RECORDING BUTTERFLIES

Recording Butterflies

RECORDING BUTTERFLIES IN GILBERT WHITE’S GARDEN END OF SEASON REPORT In May we reported on our plan to observe and record butterflies in the grounds over the twenty-six weeks from April to September. As we move well into Autumn we provide a report on this first season of our butterfly

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mulled wine weekend

What’s On at Mulled Wine Weekend?

Mulled Wine Weekend is just around the corner! Here’s a guide to how to spend the day! Saturday 2nd December                 10:30: Come in enjoy the shop before the best gifts are gone. 11:00 & 14:00: Try your hand at Wassailing!    

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the garden in november

The Garden in November

The Garden in November The weather has been kind to us this Autumn and we have enjoyed some wonderful soft, still days of diffuse sunlight. On 16th October, however, we witnessed strange atmospheric conditions reminiscent of those described by White in the summer of 1783. The last stirrings of hurricane “Ophelia”drew up

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Inspiring Journeys: November Blog

Inspiring Journeys: November Blog It’s November and the observant among you will notice that the Frank Oates Gallery did not close this month! This was due to a timetabling revision that meant we could use the gallery for a month longer, which was great! It will close in December however

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monty halls

Monty Halls WWII’s Great Escapes

We will be playing host to TV’s Monty Halls on the 15th December, 7:30pm at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. In this exclusive talk Monty Halls reveals the story behind the filming of Channel 4’s hit series ‘WWII’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails.’ Monty and the film crew

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Gilbert White Gin No. 3

After the success of Gilbert White Gin No. 1 & No. 2, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are proud to present No. 3, a new gin made in partnership with Winchester Distillery. Gilbert White Gin no.3 has been made with botanicals from White’s garden, which is tendered and cared

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