We would like to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of our valued volunteer Carole Woods who died recently on 6th December 2014. Carole ran our quilting group for many years and, with her husband Laurie, was always an inspiring and enthusiastic supporter of the Museum and

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Exclusive Winter Offer for Group Visits

It’s often difficult to think of places to bring groups during the winter months, with the cold weather, money being tight after the Christmas period and many visitor attractions being closed from November to March. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections in the picturesque Selborne is a perfect winter getaway

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Mulled Wine Weekend

Visitors of all ages marvelled at the spectacular flower arrangements, supped a glass of complimentary mulled wine (or spiced berry cordial) and enjoyed a wide range of local Christmas entertainment as Gilbert White’s House played host to this year’s Mulled Wine Weekend. The event, expanded from last year due to

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Walking in the Footsteps of Gilbert White…

Join our Chairman of Trustees, Rosemary Irwin, to follow in the footsteps of Gilbert White on one of his many journeys from his home in Selborne to his Oxford university college, Oriel.   read more>> [si-contact-form form=’2′]    

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Exclusive November Offers! Week 2

This November Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are giving away some fantastic offers exclusive to our website and social media pages! Keep your eyes peeled this month for deal at our award winning Tea Parlour! Watch this space, more offers to follow! This weeks offer: We’ve got another treat

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Garden Net

When working in our heritage garden we always aspire to use 18th century methods. However, up until now we have occasionally slipped and used modern plastic netting to prevent bird damage in the Kitchen Garden. But no longer… Our new kitchen gardener, Keith, has been investigating old net making methods.

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Garden Newsletter: November

We’ve had, so far, a glorious autumn- but the rains are now starting to come and we need to hurry on to get the garden up together before the more difficult winter weather sets in. We have had good attendances during the week but rather less at weekends: so don’t

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Sundial Story

Gilbert White’s Sundial stands, iconically in the centre of the stone Haha at his house, the Wakes. It was purchased, second hand, from Sarson house, Amport, near Andover, in 1761, for £2 and 7shillings. (£2.35p)  the brass dial plate cost an additional 16s 6d (82½p). The post was said to

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Exclusive November Offers!

This November Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are giving away some fantastic offers exclusive to our website and social media pages! Keep your eyes peeled this month for deals at our wonderful Gift Shop and award winning Tea Parlour! November is often a busy month, why not take a

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Replanting Gilbert’s Fruit Wall

We recently celebrated the planting of an 18th century nectarine variety ‘Royal George’ as part of our plans to restore Gilbert’s fruit wall to its former glory. Only a part of the Gilbert’s original fruit wall now exists, in the future we would like to rebuild the rest of the

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