Hester Chapone

Hester Chapone

Today is International Women’s Day, and we are celebrating the women who form parts of the stories of our three male explorers. This year we are celebrating Hester Chapone, writer, critic and bluestocking. Hester Chapone was the sister of John Mulso, Gilbert White’s lifelong friend, Gilbert & John met at

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The search for Frank & Lawrence! A volunteering opportunity

The search for Frank & Lawrence is on! We’re looking for two volunteers to be Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates at our events, especially the grand opening of our £3m renovation on the 12th May. Perfect for any budding actors out there or anyone who loves to dress up! The

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We are the Albatrosses around their necks.

You might have seen that last week we welcomed a new acquisition to the museum. An Albatross that hangs proudly in our new learning space. The learning space will be a place where we celebrate contemporary natural science, and the albatross is a fantastic symbol, that highlights the link between

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tips for march

Tips for March

Tips for March It’s March and the start of Spring, here’s some handy tips for the month ahead. 1. Start ‘em Young With the coming of spring comes The Young Naturalists Club! A great monthly club for 8 years + where they can learn about wildlife, nature and conservation. As

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the albatross arrives

The Albatross Arrives

One of the world’s most majestic birds, a black browed albatross, with a wing span of almost eight feet, arrived today at the Museum. The albatross was shipped from the Falklands by British Antarctic Survey, a long standing supporter of the museum. The bird – which has been suspended from

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tips for mothers day

Tips for Mother’s Day

Tips for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is the 11th March, and if you’re stuck for ideas here are five tips to help! 1. Have a Sleepover!  For a Mother’s Day with a twist why not come along to our Mother’s Day Sleepover? An exciting evening of nature activities followed by

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10 tips for spring

Tips for Spring

Spring is here and we have 10 tips on how to have the best spring ever! 1.Museum Launch! In Spring our Museum renovations will be finished! We hope to be running fully from the Museum from Easter, and the Café will be running from May. On the 12th may we

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inspiring journeys february blog

Inspiring Journeys: February Blog

Inspiring Journeys: February Blog It’s February and we are now hot footing to be ready for Spring! We’ve announced that the official opening of the renovations will be the 12th May. We will celebrate with a family open day with lots of things to see and do. We can’t wait!

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the garden on february

The Garden in February

The garden in February The carpets of snowdrops on Baker’s Hill and around the pond have come into flower early this year and: “…make a very agreeable appearance as the first promise of Spring.” GW Feb. 19th 1762. We have moved many of the snowdrops threatened by the new access path from the yard

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see the stars in selborne

See the Stars in Selborne

See the Stars in Selborne We are celebrating alongside the South Downs National Park with their Dark Skies Festival and will be hosting two star gazing events as part of the local festival, which celebrates the night sky all over the national park from the 9th till the 25th February.

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