Gilbert White lived through important political times and one of the biggest world events towards the end of his life was the French Revolution, of which events although seem far removed from Selborne were to catapult Britain into a long war with France. On Saturday 15th we are celebrating with
Birthday’s weren’t commonly celebrated in the Eighteenth Century in a way that we would recognise today. In fact if Gilbert’s diaries are anything to go by the 18th July pasted by like any other day… July 18, 1792 – Men cut their meadows. Mr Churton came. July 18, 1790 –
You know us we love our wildlife! Here are our favourite wildlife events coming up this summer… 1. Bat Walks Not one but three! We’ve joined up with the Hampshire bat group and our favourite bat man Nik Knight for a selection on Bat Walks this summer. On the 19th
Our HLF funded project is in full whack! But what’s going on behind those boards and how is the project going to affect your visit? The stable yard. The stable yard is the part of the museum visitors won’t have seen before, used until now as storage and a space
We love food here at Gilbert White’s so we are delighted that July is Hampshire Fare’s Food Festival to celebrate here are our nine foodie tips! 1. Visit the Hampshire fare website! There are so many events, suppliers and places to visit in Hampshire if you love great local food!
Museum Week Heritage To finish our Museum Week on social media we are looking at Heritage, but here in Selborne we are spoilt for choice! So I’ve decided to blog about an exciting heritage project starting next week that will run throughout the summer Heritage gardening! We’ve always been proud
Museum Week Music Did you know that there is one degree of separation between Gilbert White and Mozart? Gilbert White’s The Natural History of Selborne is made up of a series of letters addressed to two individuals. One of these is Daines Barrington; Barrington was a lawyer, naturalist and antiquarian.
Museum Week Food Food is very important to us here at Gilbert White & the Oates Collections, you just need to visit our Tea Parlour to realise that. But food is also a wonderful way of getting to know the characters we celebrate here at the Museum, by learning about