Swift Boxes in Selborne

Emma Hawkes our education intern and biology student at The University of Surrey shares some of her work on Swifts.  4 Swift nesting boxes have been constructed and installed in the shed at the top of Baker’s Hill. Putting spare cuts of wood to good use, the nesting boxes have

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New Chair of Trustees announced!

January’s are synonymous with fresh starts and that’s certainly the case her at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. It was announced just after Christmas that Professor Francis Davis will be taking the role of chair of the charitable trust from January.   Francis Davis is professor of Communities and

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Tips for January

What’s on for January at Gilbert White’s Opening times We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30-4:30 in January. Antarctica 2019 exhibition On the 18th January 1912 the Terra Nova team reached the South Pole. We will marking the day by launching a small exhibition to accompany our Antarctic season.

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guide to nature festival

Looking forward to 2019

2019 comes between two big years in Gilbert White & The Oates Collections history… 2018 the year of the major renovation and 2020 the 300th anniversary of Gilbert White’s birth. Whilst 2019 will feature a lot of us making the most of the new space that we have and preparing

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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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