inspiring journeys december blog

Inspiring Journeys: December Blog

Inspiring Journeys: December Blog As Christmas nears we are in full project mode. The Frank Oates Gallery has now closed and has been totally gutted in order to create the new Frank Oates Gallery. The Old Tea Parlour, which had been used for storage for a few months has been

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best moments of 2017

10 Best Moments of 2017

We’ve had a great year so here’s our 10 Best Moments of 2017! 1. Seeing our new look Museum take shape 2017 has been a big year for us! Our Heritage Lottery Funded project to restore the stable yard, and create a more accessible more interactive museum, has become a

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the garden in december

The garden in December

Our Garden manager Rose, tells us about the garden in December… As l write this, daytime temperatures have dropped sharply, the pots outside the greenhouse are frozen solid and the last of the annuals have been scorched by frost.At last l have managed to collect some viable seed from the Nicotiana tabacum before

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christmas in selborne in the 18th century

Christmas in Selborne in the 18th century.

David Standing tells us about Christmas in Selborne in the 18th century. Gilbert White gave his first Christmas sermon at Selborne in 1751, instructing on the devout observance of the feast, and referring to the puritanical way of ignoring it ‘ traces of commonwealth Puritanism still lingered’ Toward the end

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thanks to you

Thanks To You

December fun thanks to you, The National Lottery players!   From 12 to 17 December 2017, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players. We are joining participating National Lottery funded visitor attractions across the UK in saying ‘thanks’ to people who have raised money for good

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The Selborne Albatross

Trustee Philip Geddes tells us about the Selborne Albatross, which is being packed for trip to UK onboard British Antarctic Survey research ship Ernest Shackleton.  Even Gilbert White, with his extensive knowledge and love of birds, would have been surprised at the latest addition to his Selborne household – an

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tips for December

Tips for December

December is a great time to visit the museum so here are ten great tips for visiting this month! 1. See the Decorations We love our Christmas decorations here at Gilbert White’s our expert team of volunteers do an amazing job every year using greenery from the garden! 2. Have

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Recording Butterflies

RECORDING BUTTERFLIES IN GILBERT WHITE’S GARDEN END OF SEASON REPORT In May we reported on our plan to observe and record butterflies in the grounds over the twenty-six weeks from April to September. As we move well into Autumn we provide a report on this first season of our butterfly

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mulled wine weekend

What’s On at Mulled Wine Weekend?

Mulled Wine Weekend is just around the corner! Here’s a guide to how to spend the day! Saturday 2nd December                 10:30: Come in enjoy the shop before the best gifts are gone. 11:00 & 14:00: Try your hand at Wassailing!    

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the garden in november

The Garden in November

The Garden in November The weather has been kind to us this Autumn and we have enjoyed some wonderful soft, still days of diffuse sunlight. On 16th October, however, we witnessed strange atmospheric conditions reminiscent of those described by White in the summer of 1783. The last stirrings of hurricane “Ophelia”drew up

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