2021 Highlights

2021 hasn't been an easy year for anyone. But despite the lockdowns and the uncertainty the museum, garden and café have had a lot of successes! January& February: We began the year in lock down but White's café and the garden kept on going giving locals somewhere to stretch their

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Autumn 2021 Wakes News

Scroll down to see our Autumn Newsletter   Violet and Cream Minimal Kindergarten Newsletter (2)

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Friends Newsletter

Summer 2021 Newsletter : Summer Newsletter

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Dreaming of a Gilbert White Christmas…

Christmas is on its way and in many ways this Christmas will be a little different but luckily The museum and café have your back! What to do with your bubble this December? The museum and garden are open every Tuesday-Sunday right up to Christmas Eve. The house and gardens

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 2

Roald Amundsen’s original expedition plan was to seek the geographic North Pole, but two expeditioners, Cook and Peary, had in September 1909 been reported to have achieved that goal. Keen to continue a polar expedition Amundsen turned his attention to the South Pole, but kept the revised plans under wraps.

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We are reopening the house in August!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are opening the museum on the 1st August, four months after closing. We have announced that we will be opening the house from the 1st August. The grounds opened on the 4th July and since then we have welcomed back many visitors. Judith Bowles

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Celebrating Gilbert White’s Anniversaries in the past

Jo Bailey has researched how Gilbert White's anniversaries have been celebrated in the past, with thanks to the Special Collections at Hartley Library, University of Southampton.  As this week marks the 300th anniversary of Gilbert White’s birth, we thought you might be interested to see how the Selborne Society invited

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Gilbert White is going to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections teams up with Sparsholt College to celebrate Gilbert White’s 300th Birthday. Sparsholt College has teamed up with Gilbert White & The Oates Collections to create Sparsholt’s 2020 RHS Chelsea garden entry ‘The Natural Kalendar’, sponsored by seed and plant specialist Thompson & Morgan. The

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Gilbert White’s Christmas

Gilbert White was a clergyman and thus for him Christmas was ultimately a festival of faith. The lead up to Christmas is of course advent, rather than this being associated with opening little doors on your calendar each day; advent was a period of fasting and reflection. White would have

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Dog Show

Woof Woof! It’s almost time for the dog show! Join us on the 15th September for novelty classes, fun classes, obstacle courses and fastest recall. A BBQ and refreshments will be there for the human companions and stalls. And all for free! Proceeds are split between Many Tears Animal Rescue

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