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

Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their second 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 their special day in Selborne. This year’s Wedding Fayre on

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English Tourism Week

It’s English Tourism Week! So here’s 7 ways to celebrate! 1.Visit us! Sounds simple and it is! We are a heritage hidden gem, so if you’ve never been why not visit us Tuesday-Sunday? 2. Enjoy Selborne  There’s plenty to do in Selborne, climb the famous zig zag named one of

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Family fun this Easter!

Easter is just around the corner as we have plenty going on in Selborne! On the 8th April grab your wellies and join us for a walk! At 11am and 1pm we will be going on family friendly sensory walk through our grounds to explore the changing seasons. Also from

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10 facts about Lawrence Oates

10 facts about Lawrence Oates St. Patrick’s Day is a very special day for us at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 1. It’s his birthday and death day.  Lawrence Edward Grace Oates was born on the 17th March 1880, to William and Caroline Oates at their home Gestingthorpe Hall

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Tips for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the 26th March! Here are seven tips for making a Mum feel loved this mothering Sunday! 1. Try something new! Tired of giving gifts that don’t mean anything why not book mum onto one of our garden courses? We have two coming up

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Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter?

After the success of ‘Penguin Ecology & Biology’ Gilbert White & the Oates collections is gearing up for the second instalment of it’s three part Antarctic lecture Series. On Thursday 30th March at 6:30pm Professor Klaus Dodds will be asking ‘Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter’ in his talk about

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International Woman’s Day

Today is International Woman’s Day and although we’re a museum that celebrates the lives of three great men, behind every great man is a network of great women! Here’s a spotlight on Molly White, one of my favourite members of Gilbert’s Family. Molly White was born in 1759, the daughter

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Nature Photography

We are holding an exciting course on Nature Photography! The course which is led by Ian Lock is an introduction to Nature, Landscape & Wildlife Photography, based in and around the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. During this hands-on, practical digital photography short course you will learn the fundamentals of

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The garden in March

Spring really is on its way- well, it felt like it for a day or two, before it went really cold & grey again! By the old back door there are lots more large snowdrops with the catmint having been cut back to reveal them. The bed by the house

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10 things to do in March

Spring is here so here are 10 things to do in March…  Enjoy Nature! Spring is definitely on it’s way and the garden is beginning to burst with Spring colour! Come and enjoy the milder days in the garden. 2. Become a Photographer!  This month we’re starting a four week

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