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
Tips for Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is the 11th March, and if you’re stuck for ideas here are five tips to help! 1. Have a Sleepover! For a Mother’s Day with a twist why not come along to our Mother’s Day Sleepover? An exciting evening of nature activities followed by
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!
The garden in February The carpets of snowdrops on Baker’s Hill and around the pond have come into flower early this year and: “…make a very agreeable appearance as the first promise of Spring.” GW Feb. 19th 1762. We have moved many of the snowdrops threatened by the new access path from the yard
See the Stars in Selborne We are celebrating alongside the South Downs National Park with their Dark Skies Festival and will be hosting two star gazing events as part of the local festival, which celebrates the night sky all over the national park from the 9th till the 25th February.
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
Gilbert White & Valentine’s Day It’s Valentine’s Day, which got us thinking did Gilbert White ever celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Eighteenth Century? He certainly would have been aware of St. Valentine, or the many martyrs that are commemorated on St Valentine’s Day, as part of the Christian calendar, but
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
It’s nearly half term and we have got a fabulous week of activities planned! We are starting off with a Penguin Trail between the 10th- 18th February. Can you find the six species of Antarctic Penguin hiding in our gardens? You’ll even learn some interesting Penguin facts along the way!