Museum Week: Architecture

Welcome to the third day of Museum Week today theme was architecture! We thought we’d share the developments of the house though time! Here what The Wakes likely looked like in Gilbert White’s time. The room with the two large windows is the Great Parlour added by Gilbert himself. However

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Museum Week: People

Today’s Museum Week hashtag was people! People are the most important thing about any museum and particularly so with us! If it weren’t for people we simply wouldn’t be here! The first person we highlighted in our tweets for the day was Robert Washington Oates. He answered a plea in 1954

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Museum Week Secrets

Here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections we love Museum Week on Twitter! Museums from across the globe gather to share themes and support each other it’s great fun! Seven themes for seven days! Today’s theme is Secrets! So we took the internet behind the scenes at Gilbert White’s

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HLF Success: Gilbert Strikes Gold !

HLF success will reveal hidden within the museum treasures… Hidden treasures, held for years in the archives of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in Selborne, will become accessible to the public for the first time following a grant of £1.687m from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the redevelopment of

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Newsletter No 330 March 2016

After a week of dry weather (well, at Selborne at least, I hear there’s been showers elsewhere) and some sunshine, I think we can be forgiven for thinking that spring is on its way! At least, it feels a little like that in the warmth of the sun, but really

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Wildly Intriguing Workshops

We will be joined by Wild Intrigue to host a series of exciting wildlife workshops for young and old on the 2nd and 3rd of April. Wild Intrigue is a company that creates and delivers tailored experiences and workshops to enable young people to encounter the unique inspiration of the

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Easter Activities

The Easter Holidays are a great chance to spend some quality time with the family. And if you’re looking for something a little different this Easter Gilbert White & The Oates Collection in Selborne is for you… From the 26th March until the 10th April your family can take part

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A 250th Celebration of the Hampshire Butterfly

Today at Gilbert White’s House we are celebrating a very special anniversary and the Hampshire Butterfly. Andy Barker from the Hampshire branch of The Butterfly Conservation tells us more… By virtue of its southerly situation and variety of habitats, Hampshire is without doubt one of the best counties in England

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Oxford Walk in the Footsteps of Gilbert White.

Many will remember that last year we walked from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford at the end of April, and in so doing raised money for the project to rescue the At Risk buildings of our stable yard at Gilbert White’s House in Selborne, to create a new exhibition to

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Selborne Snowdrops

It’s Snowdrop Weekend here in Selborne, and our garden team have been researching this welcome sight of spring.  Laurie Woods, our resident snowdrop expert and deputy head gardener Rose have begun to establish two colonies of Selborne Greentips in Gilbert White’s Garden in Selborne.   Selborne has several fine drifts of

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