The Nature of Friendship

When Dr. Sara Lodge got in contact with us and told us about the link between Selborne and the nonsense writer Edward Lear we couldn’t believe it! Edward Lear Edward Lear was a writer probably most famous for ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ and popularising the limerick. He was also

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Cold Frames for Gilbert’s Garden – Can you help?

Chris Piper one of our amazing volunteers and our garden team have set up a new campaign. Chris tells us more… Many of you will know that the gardeners at the Museum were provided with a new gardeners’ shed and a greenhouse as part of the Museum Development Project. This

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Easter at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

What’s on this Easter… Easter Bunny Hunt  Sat 6th– Mon 22nd Apr Free with Admission Find the bunnies hiding in our gardens, using your orienteering skills. Life Lab Tues 9th & Thu 11th April Free with Admission Come and try your hand at being a naturalist by examining some of the specimens from

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Tips for April

Tips for April Easter Fun It’s the Easter Holidays! Our Easter Bunny hunt runs throughout the holidays and is free with admission, plus it has an extra orienteering twist! On the 10th April we will be doing some bunny crafts you get you in the Easter mood. Chocolate!!! Easter has

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Reports on 2019 Series of Oates Antarctic Lectures

Trustee Philip Geddes reports of the first half of our UK Antarctic Heritage Trust sponsored talks… ‘Spuds, sledges and sovereignty’ Sophie Rowe, Conservator Scott Polar Research Institute 24 January 2019 The ultimate manshed…….in the deep south If you were going on a long trip for several years to the remote

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5 ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner and we have 5 great ideas on how to celebrate… Go out for Lunch! There’s nothing better than going out for a meal on Mother’s Day! White’s café has you covered for either a great brunch, and wonderful light lunch or afternoon tea!

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tips for march

Tips for March!

Spring has sprung in Selborne and here’s a list of what you can get up to this March! Find out what makes the Perfect Penguin! Sue Flood will be joining us on the 7th March. Sue is a filmmaker, zoologist, adventure travel leader and public speaker. Find out about her

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The Tortoise Walk 2019

Following the success of the walk from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford in 2016, and the return walk in 2017, which raised £32,000 for Gilbert White and the Oates Collections, the Friends have planned a walk from Selborne to Ringmer, in East Sussex. White used to visit his aunt there,

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penguin crafts

An Antarctic Half Term

It’s Half Term! Here’s What’s On at Gilbert White’s! Penguin Trail Sat 16th Feb-Sun 24th Feb 10:30-4:30 Free with Admission Find our Antarctic Penguins hidden in the grounds of our garden! Snowdrop Weekend Sat 16th– Sun 17th Feb 10:30-4:30 £6 admission Our annual celebration of the snowdrop! Join us for

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We love our friends and volunteers

We Love our Friends and Volunteers Day 2019

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

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