2018: Recap

2018 has been a big year for the museum here’s a quick re-cap of the year! January: We started the year with a great program of Antarctic Talks. The 2018 Antarctic Lecture Series was our best attended and as a result we have extended the program in 2019!  The Museum

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tips for december

Dreaming of a Gilbert White Christmas.

It’s Christmas time at Gilbert White’s House and we are gearing up for a very festive December! Here’s what we have coming up! 1. Mulled Wine Weekend If you haven’t been to one of our Mulled Wine Weekends, where have you been! A free weekend of Christmas entertainment, Christmas traditions

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Thanks to You

We want to say #ThanksToYou December fun thanks to The National Lottery #ThanksToYou  From 4-9 December 2018, we are opening our doors for free to National Lottery players. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be throwing open its doors for free to National Lottery players during the week of

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best moments of 2017

2019 Antarctic Lecture Series announced.

The speakers for our annual Antarctic lecture series has been announced.  A fascinating variety of speakers will be on show at Gilbert White & The Oates Collection’s 2019 series of Oates Antarctic Lectures, starting in January. The popularity of last year’s series of talks has encouraged the Museum to extend

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mulled wine weekend

Mulled Wine Weekend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Okay well maybe it’s a little early now, but on December 1st & 2nd of December it really will look like Christmas at Gilbert White’s! Mulled Wine Weekend in one of our FAVOURITE weekends of the year and here is why! Mulled

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Towards ‘Gilbert 300’ : A personal memory of ‘Gilbert 250’

Volunteer and author of ‘To Edify & Delight: Introducing the sermons of Gilbert White of Selborne’ Louis Coulson shares his memories of previous celebrations of Gilbert White as we prepare for Gilbert’s 300th birthday in 2020. Why do we think that everything on Earth belongs to us, while in reality

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Hampshire Scout sets off from Selborne to the South Pole.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections celebrates the first British team to reach the South Pole in 1912, now it can count itself as the place Hampshire Scout Joe Doherty launched his Antarctic expedition on the 10th November 2018. Joe will be the first Scout to travel to and from

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Home Education Sessions

If you teach from home you might be interested in the sessions we are running at our Field Studies Centre! 13th November 2018 & 16th January 2019 River Studies  (Key stage 2/ages 7-11) Our most popular session- a stimulating day of practical geography skills. Visit the river to explore river features and

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Tips for November

Tips for November Brr! It’s getting chilly out here! Here’s what going on (mainly in the warm at Gilbert White’s!) See the Wild Exhibition!  This month is your last chance to see our WILD art exhibition! 2. Bonfire Night  We’re holding a Bonfire Night on the 4th November! 3. Keep

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Christmas is coming early to Gilbert White’s!

Christmas is coming early to Gilbert White & The Oates Collections this year! We are gearing up for the festive period with craft workshops throughout November and December and has a wonderful Christmas program for all the family. The festive events kick off from as early as the 5th November!

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