tips for December

Tips for December

December is a great time to visit the museum so here are ten great tips for visiting this month! 1. See the Decorations We love our Christmas decorations here at Gilbert White’s our expert team of volunteers do an amazing job every year using greenery from the garden! 2. Have

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Recording Butterflies

RECORDING BUTTERFLIES IN GILBERT WHITE’S GARDEN END OF SEASON REPORT In May we reported on our plan to observe and record butterflies in the grounds over the twenty-six weeks from April to September. As we move well into Autumn we provide a report on this first season of our butterfly

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mulled wine weekend

What’s On at Mulled Wine Weekend?

Mulled Wine Weekend is just around the corner! Here’s a guide to how to spend the day! Saturday 2nd December                 10:30: Come in enjoy the shop before the best gifts are gone. 11:00 & 14:00: Try your hand at Wassailing!    

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the garden in november

The Garden in November

The Garden in November The weather has been kind to us this Autumn and we have enjoyed some wonderful soft, still days of diffuse sunlight. On 16th October, however, we witnessed strange atmospheric conditions reminiscent of those described by White in the summer of 1783. The last stirrings of hurricane “Ophelia”drew up

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thanks to you

Inspiring Journeys: November Blog

Inspiring Journeys: November Blog It’s November and the observant among you will notice that the Frank Oates Gallery did not close this month! This was due to a timetabling revision that meant we could use the gallery for a month longer, which was great! It will close in December however

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monty halls

Monty Halls WWII’s Great Escapes

We will be playing host to TV’s Monty Halls on the 15th December, 7:30pm at the Gilbert White Field Studies Centre. In this exclusive talk Monty Halls reveals the story behind the filming of Channel 4’s hit series ‘WWII’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails.’ Monty and the film crew

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Gilbert White Gin No. 3

After the success of Gilbert White Gin No. 1 & No. 2, Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are proud to present No. 3, a new gin made in partnership with Winchester Distillery. Gilbert White Gin no.3 has been made with botanicals from White’s garden, which is tendered and cared

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recording small mammals

Recording Small Mammals

RECORDING SMALL MAMMALS Part of our big project is to develop a Modern Natural History of Selborne based on contemporary observations of the natural world in the grounds of Gilbert White’s House and surrounding areas. Good progress has been made by staff and volunteers with recording of butterflies, moths, and

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tips for christmas

Tips to help you get ready for Christmas!

It’s November… which means it isn’t long until Christmas! With diaries filling up, presents to get, and places to decorate we’ve put together eight tips on how Gilbert White & The Oates Collections can ease the festive rush! 1. Drink Gin… No really! We can’t wait to share with you

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mrs oates gets to the truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth

Mrs Oates Gets to the Truth What really happened on the Scott Expedition… Captain Lawrence Oates 1880-1912 “He was just champion….he was a gentleman through and through” (Alfred Cheetham, Bosun). “Nothing too good could ever be said when written about the Captain” (Tom Crean, seaman). “He had no idea of

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