inspiring journeys october blog

Inspiring Journeys October Blog

Inspiring Journeys October Blog It’s October and the garden is full of autumnal colour! Behind the green screen in the garden, work continues in the stable yard. The roof tiles that were broken on the eighteenth century stable roof have been removed and replaced by the tiles on parts of

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moth night 2017

Moth Night 2017

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century. On Friday 13th October, and the following morning, we participated in the national celebration of moths

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ten things to do in october

Ten things to do in October!

Here’s our top ten things to do in October! Visit our Pop-Up Cafe! Whilst we wait for new cafe to open in April we are delighted to welcome our new pop-up tea parlour! The same great food, slightly less fancy china! Plus you can learn all about Gilbert White whilst

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Autumnal half term

An Autumnal Half Term!

This Half-Term we will be getting very autumnal with a week of Autumn themed activities and workshops! Throughout the week visitors will be able to take a sketching kit with them for free and are challenged to sketch what they see, this runs from Saturday 21st till Sunday 29th. On

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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

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

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

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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frank oates

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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