If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet new people and gain some new skills Gilbert White & The Oates Collections has the perfect event for you. On the 14th February the Selborne museum hosts its annual We Love Our Friends and Volunteers Day; an open day held at the
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is taking part in the Dark Skies Festival led by South Downs National Park this February. Gilbert White was a keen astronomer ‘The planet Venus is just become an evening star: but being now in the descending signs; that is, the end of Virgo,
Gilbert White & The Oates Collections celebrates the first British team to reach the South Pole in 1912, now it can count itself as the place Hampshire Scout Joe Doherty launched his Antarctic expedition on the 10th November 2018. Joe will be the first Scout to travel to and from
We have recently been awarded a prestigious Sandford Award for education. The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Sandford Award. The Awards focus on formal, curriculum-linked
Volunteer Chris Piper tells us about the Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House Garden this year… Some visitors have asked about butterflies in the garden this year. We record butterflies weekly throughout the Spring and Summer reporting our results to Butterfly Conservation. This year started late although we had good records
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
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.
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!
We are opening their doors for free on the 8th February for a Volunteer Open Day. We Love our Friends and Volunteers is an annual event where volunteers and supporters of the Museum, Garden and Field Studies Centre, present and future get together, socialise and learn more about this wonderful