Autumn Animation

Things to do in Autumn

Here are ten things to do this Autumn at Gilbert White’s House 1. See the Show The trees are already turning and the hanger always gives a beautiful display of colour. Make sure you visit the garden at see it! Say farewell for now to Frank! The Frank Oates gallery

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Inspiring Journeys in the Natural World: September Blog

Welcome to our project blog! Here’s a link to some our of previous blogs about out exciting renovation project! We are now in the main throws of the project and will be producing a monthly blog about how we’re getting on! This month the builders have moved in! Over the

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Museum Changes: July Update

Our HLF funded project is in full whack! But what’s going on behind those boards and how is the project going to affect your visit? The stable yard.  The stable yard is the part of the museum visitors won’t have seen before, used until now as storage and a space

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recording butterflies


THE MODERN NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE RECORDING BUTTERFLIES One objective of the current Activity Plan for the Museum is delivery of a Modern Natural History of Selborne based on contemporary observations of the natural world in the grounds and surrounding area. As part of this, the Field Studies Centre in

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White walks Writers Way

Chair of Trustees Rosemary Irwin, is continuing her successful literary walks following in the footsteps of Gilbert White. This year she plans to walk the Writer’s Way on Sunday 23rd April. The walk, which will raise funds for the museum’s major renovation project, is the next logical step after two

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Ten Things you might not know about Frank Oates

We celebrate three explorers here at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections, but the most elusive is Frank Oates (1840-1875). Here are ten things you might not know about Frank Oates, who died on the 5th February 1875. 1) One of the first Europeans to reach Victoria Falls The first

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Temporary Shop

It’s January which means that we are open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until February Half Term But that’s not the only change for January! As many of you will know we are in the midst of a Heritage Lottery Funded project to renovate the Museum. Part of this work

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Best of 2016

It’s New Year’s eve! Here’s what we’re remembering about 2016! January: We began the year with the first of this years 82 events, Twelfth Night. We welcomed local theatre group Foot in the Door, and enjoyed a wonderful night of food and merriment. February: Antarctic explorer, author and broadcaster Tim

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Local Council Sponsors Car Park Renovations

Work has begun on Gilbert White & The Oates Collections ambitious renovation project which will be undergoing an exciting programme of improvements to the museum and visitor facilities. The first stage of this project is to improve car parking in the village, and extend the existing car park situated behind

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Important Car Park Notice!

As of Monday 3rd October Visitors will find that the back half of the Village Car Park back (behind the Selborne Arms) will be sectioned off. The car park will be limited for approximately 6 weeks. This is the first stage of our museum renovations, which will see the museum

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