We love our friends and volunteers

Volunteer Open Day

We are opening their doors for free on the 8th February for a Volunteer Open Day. We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful

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inspiring journeys January blog

Inspiring Journeys: January Blog

Inspiring Journeys January Blog So it’s 2018! That is both extremely scary and exciting for the museum as suddenly the opening of the project is within grasp! We’ve certainly taken it up a notch in terms of building works, Monday –Thursday the staff have been sharing quarters with builders and

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10 reasons to have a gilbert white wedding

10 reasons to have a Gilbert White Wedding

Wedding season is quickly approaching, so if you’ve got engaged recently or know someone who has,  here are 10 great things about getting married at Gilbert White’s…. 1) We are a unique wedding venue Our 16th Century barn has become a very popular wedding venue over the past few years,

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tips for january

Going to Extremes: Antarctic Lectures 2018

Ever wondered what it’s like to walk to the South Pole? In the first of our 2018 Antarctic lectures Julian Thomas his experience of going to extremes. Julian, who is Master of Wellington College, has a passion for outdoors trekking and climbing. He has climbed Mont Blanc and Gran Paradiso. In

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tips for january

Tips for January!

It’s a new year and a new month! January is often a difficult month so here are seven tips for a great January! Don’t forget we’re only open Fri-Sun We wouldn’t want you to be disappointed! In January we open 10:30-4:30 Fri-Sun right up until February half term. So if

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10 tips for 2018!

2018 is going to be a massive year for Gilbert White & The Oates Collections so here just ten tips of what to look out for this year! 1. See the results of our new project! We’ve been working hard behinf the scenes this year, and our renovations will be

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inspiring journeys december blog

Inspiring Journeys: December Blog

Inspiring Journeys: December Blog As Christmas nears we are in full project mode. The Frank Oates Gallery has now closed and has been totally gutted in order to create the new Frank Oates Gallery. The Old Tea Parlour, which had been used for storage for a few months has been

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best moments of 2017

10 Best Moments of 2017

We’ve had a great year so here’s our 10 Best Moments of 2017! 1. Seeing our new look Museum take shape 2017 has been a big year for us! Our Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore the stable yard, and create a more accessible more interactive museum, has become a

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the garden in december

The garden in December

Our Garden manager Rose, tells us about the garden in December… As l write this, daytime temperatures have dropped sharply, the pots outside the greenhouse are frozen solid and the last of the annuals have been scorched by frost.At last l have managed to collect some viable seed from the Nicotiana tabacum before

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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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