mulled wine weekend

Mulled Wine Weekend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Okay well maybe it’s a little early now, but on December 1st & 2nd of December it really will look like Christmas at Gilbert White’s! Mulled Wine Weekend in one of our FAVOURITE weekends of the year and here is why! Mulled

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Towards ‘Gilbert 300’ : A personal memory of ‘Gilbert 250’

Volunteer and author of ‘To Edify & Delight: Introducing the sermons of Gilbert White of Selborne’ Louis Coulson shares his memories of previous celebrations of Gilbert White as we prepare for Gilbert’s 300th birthday in 2020. Why do we think that everything on Earth belongs to us, while in reality

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Hampshire Scout sets off from Selborne to the South Pole.

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

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Home Education Sessions

If you teach from home you might be interested in the sessions we are running at our Field Studies Centre! 13th November 2018 & 16th January 2019 River Studies  (Key stage 2/ages 7-11) Our most popular session- a stimulating day of practical geography skills. Visit the river to explore river features and

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Tips for November

Tips for November Brr! It’s getting chilly out here! Here’s what going on (mainly in the warm at Gilbert White’s!) See the Wild Exhibition!  This month is your last chance to see our WILD art exhibition! 2. Bonfire Night  We’re holding a Bonfire Night on the 4th November! 3. Keep

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Christmas is coming early to Gilbert White’s!

Christmas is coming early to Gilbert White & The Oates Collections this year! We are gearing up for the festive period with craft workshops throughout November and December and has a wonderful Christmas program for all the family. The festive events kick off from as early as the 5th November!

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Half Term Fun!

We are celebrating everything nature themed this October half term. The Museum will be open Tuesday to Sunday 10:30am- 5pm throughout half term; at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre the museum is running four great events for any nature loving families. On Monday 22nd the Field Studies Centre is

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Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – Summer

Gilbert White’s Kitchen Garden Series – Summer The summer of 1763 was, in the words of Gilbert White biographer Richard Mabey, ‘a long-running fete’. (Mabey, p. 88). On 4 June 1763, the three daughters of Dr William Battie, President of the Royal College of Surgeons, arrived for an extended visit

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Tips for October

Tips for October Autumn Colour It’s that time of year again when the hanger which envelopes our garden turns beautiful shades of red, organge and gold 2. Have a Great Half term We have an action packed half term with Nature Camp for 8-12 years olds and 5-7 year olds,

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Talks and Courses this Autumn

Autumn is an appropriate time of year to learn something new and this season we have an amazing programme of talks and workshops. Of course the first lecture had to be on nature and we are lucky enough to have Hugh Warwick with us on the 20th September for his

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