What’s on this Half Term

Could this be our busiest half term yet? It's a definite maybe! Here is what we have got on!     Starting off strong on the 11th & 12th February with our annual Snowdrop Weekend. For one weekend only enjoy half price entry to enjoy the coming of Spring. Our

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Frank Oates & King Lobengula: Encounter on the frontier of empire

A new temporary exhibition is open at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens. Entitled Frank Oates & King Lobengula: Encounter on the frontier of empire, the exhibition tells the story of Frank Oates the naturalist and explorer and King Lobengula, sovereign of the Ndebele nation when they meet in September 1873.

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The first pint is pulled at the new Jubilee Tap

The Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire pulled the first official pint of the Jubilee Tap marking the opening of the new Selborne tap room. In a time of closures for a many pubs and breweries the Jubilee Tap is a success story of community spirit. The Gilbert White Brewery which brews

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2022 Highlights

Back on the eve of 2020 there were high expectations of a roaring 20s, whilst 2020 and 2021 may not have shone quite so brightly, 2022 kept its promise and was filled with community joy! With the arrival of the first snowdrops, the year officially began with the volunteers’ thank

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Gilbert White’s grandmother’s pride possession returns to Selborne

Gilbert White’s House & Gardens have announced some exciting new acquisitions to add to the Museum’s collection. The items bought at auction are all related to the White family and have made their way finally back to Selborne. Gilbert White (1720-1793) was a naturalist and writer who revolutionised the way

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From The Margins

Rachel Hudson to premiere new exhibition at Gilbert White’s House Four Marks based natural history illustrator Rachel Hudson will be premiering her exhibition ‘From the Margins’ at Gilbert White’s House between the 21st June and the 14th August when it will move onto Chawton House in Autumn. From barn owls

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COMMANDO: THE INSIDE STORY OF BRITAIN’S ROYAL MARINES

On the 16th June TV's Monty Halls will be at Gilbert White's House & Gardens to talk about his new book and tv series Commando. 'A truly incredible collection of stories of true heroism.' - Bear Grylls Accompanying a 4-part BBC series, a character-led, all-access account of the work of

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Unusual Plants Fair back for its 29th edition!

Enjoy the Unusual Plants Fair, at Gilbert White’s House & Gardens and treat your father or grandfather to plants, beer and a BBQ! This is the 29th edition of the Unusual Plants Fair being held over Father’s Day weekend - June 18-19.   Prepare to be dazzled by the wondrous

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Watching Narrowly

‘As to the short-winged soft-billed birds, which come trooping in such numbers in the spring, I am at a loss even what to suspect about them. I watched them narrowly this year, and saw them abound till about Michaelmas, when they appeared no longer.’ - Gilbert White (The Natural History

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The Field Studies Centre – the heart of outdoor learning

Whether it’s drizzling, a little chilly or a balmy Summer’s day, our education leaders, Fiona and Nina, are always out in the field, passing on their valuable knowledge and skills to the next generation of naturalists. Have you ever wondered what educational activities are offered at the Field Studies Centre

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