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White’s Blog: July

This is the first in what we hope will be a quarterly blog all about our fabulous new café White’s! With lots of news about what’s cooking and what’s new! Firstly the big question… are we FINALLY open? The answer yes we are! Any regulars to the museum will know

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Gilbert White’s Childhood

Gilbert White was born on the 18th July 1720, in the vicarage in Selborne. First child of John and Anne who had married ten months before and where living with John’s parents the Rev. Gilbert White and Rebekah. The building that Gilbert was born in no longer exists, and not

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Tips for July

Tips for July. It’s July and it’s a sizzler of a month! We’ve got some great ideas of how to spend the month! 1. Enjoy the cool The great thing about old houses is that they are much cooler in the heat! Cool off from the sun in one of

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Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House

Volunteer Chris Piper tells us about the Butterflies at Gilbert White’s House Garden this year… Some visitors have asked about butterflies in the garden this year. We record butterflies weekly throughout the Spring and Summer reporting our results to Butterfly Conservation. This year started late although we had good records

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How big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ?

So, how big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ? “At the Museum we are used to being asked strange questions” says Josh Godfrey, Learning & Participation Manager . “But we don’t mind because that’s what museums are for”. The photo shows Josh working out the answer this week to a

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Inspiring Journeys: June Blog

Inspiring Journeys: June Blog After the launch it’s been wonderful to utilise our new spaces as the summer months roll in. The Frank Oates Gallery is now complete as our Central American tree has burst into life thanks to local artist Karen Burling! We’ve had workshops in our new discovery

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On Scything

Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to

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Illustrating the Natural history of Selborne

Illustrating the Natural History of Selborne

Illustrating the Natural History of Selborne Joshua Godfrey , our Learning & Participation Manager and Curator of our first temporary exhibition in the new Discovery Room talks about Illustrating the Natural History of Selborne.  The beauty of Gilbert White’s writing and conversational style of his book, The Natural History &

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A Guide to The Unusual Plants Fair

Our most popular event Unusual Plants Fair is this weekend, so here’s a guide to make the most of the weekend! Saturday 16th 10:30: We open! Hold on to your hats! It’s sometimes very busy first thing, as many people come to get first dibs on plants, don’t worry though

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Tips for Summer

Its summer, arguably the best season of the year and we have plenty of ideas of how to spend a summer in Selborne! 1. Have a Picnic Summer isn’t summer without a picnic; we have 25 acres of picnic spots to choose from whatever the weather! 2. Unusual Plants Fair

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