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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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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halley moving house again

2018 Antarctic Lectures: Halley – Moving House again ?

Our second Antarctic Lecture of our 2018 programme will be taken by Simon Garrod, and will be focusing on some of the modern and future challenges facing Antarctic Operations, including the Halley Base. Simon Garrod, Head of Operations at the British Antarctic Survey, was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for

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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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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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mrs oates gets to the truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth What really happened on the Scott Expedition… Captain Lawrence Oates 1880-1912 “He was just champion….he was a gentleman through and through” (Alfred Cheetham, Bosun). “Nothing too good could ever be said when written about the Captain” (Tom Crean, seaman). “He had no idea of

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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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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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