Arts Council Grant is ‘Icing on the Cake’

This grant is the icing on the cake for us” said Dr Rosemary Irwin, Chairman of Trustees of the Gilbert White & The Oates Collections  “We have been working on fund raising for our exciting new development at the Museum for almost two years now, and this grant will help

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The Hound of the Baskervilles

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections once again are hosting Chapterhouse Theatre Company for a night of magical theatre in breathtaking surroundings. On Sunday 28th August at 7:30pm audiences will be taken away to the Devon Moors where something evil is afoot, in Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous Sherlock Holmes

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Gilbert White’s Dog Show

Join Gilbert White & The Oates Collections for their first ever Dog Show on the 21st August 2016. Gilbert White’s garden has always been a great place to bring your canine companions, with plenty of space to walk, picnic and stretch your legs. But on Sunday 21st the ground of

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Towards Sustainability; Inspiring Journeys of the Natural World.

Exciting times at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections as we are about to embark on a journey to help secure our future. Following a successful HLF Lottery application earlier this year our museum is looking forward to a makeover which will enable us to expand our visitor profile and

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The 2016 Games come to Selborne

As the Olympics get going in Rio, in Selborne we are looking forward to a much more unusual set of games, Gilbert’s Games. On the 13th-14th August, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will once again be celebrating their annual family summer event. Take a step back in time with

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Keep your herb garden happy!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections invite you to a workshop to learn how to keep your herbs happy! As part of the Hampshire Food Festival, we will be showing you on the 27th the best way to start or improve your herb garden. What herbs to use with what

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Happy Birthday Gilbert White

On the 18th July 1720 Gilbert White was born to parents John White a Lawyer and Anne nee Holt, in the vicarage at Selborne, home to John’s parents. The new born Gilbert’s grandfather (also Gilbert White) was vicar of St. Mary’s , and it was at this church where on

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Have a WILD Summer Holiday

Wild Summer Holiday activities at Gilbert White’s. It’s the summer holidays and there’s plenty to do at Gilbert White’s House for the whole family! Running until the 7th August take part in the Great Butterfly Hunt. After a cold spring and a soggy summer butterflies are suffering this year, and

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Pokemon Go – Visit Selborne…

Pokémon Go gives an interesting twist on the Selborne that Gilbert White explored. Where Gilbert White identified the Harvest Mouse as a separate species, who knows what species of Pokémon will be identified? Pokémon Go allows you to Travel between the real world and the virtual world of Pokémon. You can

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Unusual Plants Fair!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s Unusual Plants Fair return for its 24th year. The event held of father’s day weekend is a great family event, not just keen gardeners. Stall Holder’s from around the South of England will be there showcasing a wonderful range of plants and garden accessories.

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