10 reasons to have a gilbert white wedding

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their third annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending

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Tips for April

It’s springtime and here are 10 tips for April! 1. Have a Hoppy Easter! It’s Easter time! We have Easter Crafts on the 3rd, and a Bunny Hunt running all the way up until the 15th!! 2. Go to Nature Camp! During the Easter Holidays we have a brand new

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frank oates in africa

Frank Oates in Africa

On Monday 9th April to celebrate the opening of our new Frank Oates Gallery; historians Dr John McAleer and Dr Chris Prior from the University of Southampton will be giving an exciting talk on the Victorian Explorer and the environment he travelled in. Frank Oates’s travels in nineteenth-century Southern Africa made

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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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RECORDING BUTTERFLIES

Gilbert White: A Creative Genius!

Hampshire Cultural Trust’s big theme for 2018 is creative genius and we are so excited! The year is to celebrate Hampshire ideas, inventors and innovators and you’ll be surprised how many discoveries and inventions come from Hampshire! However we believe that Gilbert White is worthy of being one of Hampshire’s most

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Nature Camp

Easter at Gilbert White’s

It’s coming up to Easter we have a lot going on! Here are our five Easter activities for families! We are open 10:30-5pm Tuesday to Sunday, including Easter Sunday and Easter Monday! 1. Easter Bunny Trail Join us from Good Friday up until April 15th for an Easter Bunny hunt

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Hester Chapone

Hester Chapone

Today is International Women’s Day, and we are celebrating the women who form parts of the stories of our three male explorers. This year we are celebrating Hester Chapone, writer, critic and bluestocking. Hester Chapone was the sister of John Mulso, Gilbert White’s lifelong friend, Gilbert & John met at

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The search for Frank & Lawrence! A volunteering opportunity

The search for Frank & Lawrence is on! We’re looking for two volunteers to be Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates at our events, especially the grand opening of our £3m renovation on the 12th May. Perfect for any budding actors out there or anyone who loves to dress up! The

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We are the Albatrosses around their necks.

You might have seen that last week we welcomed a new acquisition to the museum. An Albatross that hangs proudly in our new learning space. The learning space will be a place where we celebrate contemporary natural science, and the albatross is a fantastic symbol, that highlights the link between

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