Migrant Moths are heading our way!

The silver-striped hawk-moth, a migrant moth, may be heading our way over the next few nights to feed on our ivy… Join our Moth Night, and let’s see what we can find! We cant promise a Silver-striped Hawk-moth but we’re sugaring some trees and putting out some lights as well

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an evening with jane austen

An Evening with Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we all love a little Jane Austen, including us! On Friday 27th October we will be hosting an evening with Jane Austen, between 6pm and 9pm. Although Gilbert White may have missed meeting his most famous literary neighbour it hasn’t stopped the museum

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top seven historic apples

Top seven historic apples

Core Blimey! It’s apple season! Here at Gilbert White’s garden we love our apples which frequently get made into our preserves, juice and cider. But did you know we have many varieties of apple that are rather much older that those found in your super market? Here’s our top seven

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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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national poetry day 2017

National Poetry Day 2017

It’s National Poetry Day! Each year we pick one of Gilbert White’s poems this year’s is… On the Dark, Still, Dry Warm Weather, Occasionally Happening in the Winter Months To Thomas Pennant, Esquire. … equidem credo, quia sit divinitus illis Ingenium. Virg., Georg. When day declining sheds a milder gleam,

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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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batty for bats

Batty for Bats

We love Bat Walks (we really do) so we’re over the moon to be holding another on Wednesday 13th ! The walk starts at 7pm and costs £10 to join. Nik Knight from the Hampshire Bat Group will guide us into the Hanger woodland, following the Zig Zag path to

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its our birthday

It’s our birthday!

It’s our birthday! The Museum (Then called The Oates Memorial Library and Museum & The Gilbert White Museum!) opened on Tuesday 6th September 1955, which makes us 62! Here’s a snap of patrons alongside the Duke of Wellington at out opening! But how did the museum come togther and why

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astronomy course

Astronomy Course

Ever looked up into the night sky and wished you knew more about what you were looking at? We’re delighted to announce that we’re running a five week long astronomy course from the 21st September with Solent Tuition Network. In this course led by Dan Rourke, you will be able

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