inspiring journeys april blog

Inspiring Journeys: April Blog

Inspiring Journeys: April Blog We are almost there! We hit our target of opening the museum parts of the renovation by Easter. On Good Friday we opened our new shop area to the public and had a great Easter Holidays operating from our lovely new entrance, reception and beautiful shop.

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tom heap

Countryfile Presenter to open new Museum!

Exciting news! We have confirmed that BBC’s Tom Heap will be officially re-opening the museum on the 12th May after it’s £3 million renovation. Tom Heap who presents the investigations on Countryfile – Britain’s most popular factual TV programme, is also the principal voice of ‘Costing the Earth’ on Radio

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new look museum

Guide to the New Look Museum…

Guide to the New Look Museum… If you’ve visited in the last couple of weeks you will have noticed a few changes around the place! We are almost ready to reveal our new museum and will be officially opening it on the 12th May, and although we’re not there yet

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for the modern reader

For the Modern Reader

Dr. J. Grant Repshire takes the modern reader of the Natural History of Selborne back in time… Gilbert White’s A Natural History of Selborne offers a glimpse into the often-idealised world of a English countryside village in the early-modern era, before industrialisation changed the face of the world forever. Reading

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inspiring journeys march blog

Inspiring Journeys: March Blog

Inspiring Journeys March Blog  It’s March! which means it’s officially Spring 2018, a phrase we’ve been talking about and thinking about for years! We are definitely nearing the finish line inside the museum, as the finishing touches are getting put in, and work carrying on despite a busy museum, TV

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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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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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Frank Oates

Frank Oates; A life spent pushing boundaries

On the anniversary of Frank Oates’ death Dr. J. Grant Repshire explains why Frank Oates deserves to be remembered.  On the 5th February 1875, 143 years ago, a life spent pushing boundaries set by the limitations of naturally poor health finally caught up with Frank Oates. Having just completed the

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