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Tips for September

Tips for September

Summer is over the new academic year is here, but there’s still plenty to enjoy this September.

1. Enjoy some Canine Capers! 

dog show 2017
We’re starting the Autumn off with a celebration of our four legged friends! Our Dog show on the 3rd is totally free and lots of fun for doggies and their humans!

2. Find out What’s in Store

heritage open day
We’re teaming up with Heritage Open Days on the 7th September and opening up our museum totally for free! What’s more as you’ll have an opportunity to see what’s in store as our collections team bring out the little seen gems for our artefacts store!

3. Say farewell to the Tea Parlour!

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We are entering an exciting phase of our Heritage Lottery Funded Project as the nights draw in. Part of our development project is to restore our 18th Century stables from ruin into a new catering area, this café will be much larger than our current Tea Parlour and able to serve a much more exciting and diverse menu. But for that to happen we must wave goodbye to the Tea Parlour, the last day you can use the Tea Parlour will be the 10th September. Between September and April we will have a range of drinks and snacks served from the Museum, so don’t panic if you’re planning a visit , you will be well fed!

4. Walk with Bats! 

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We love Bats here in Selborne, so we’re having another bat walk with our favurote bat man Nik Knight (from the Hampshire bat Group) on this walk (13th September) Nik will take us into the woodland of the hanger as we discover our local bats.

5. Enjoy Autumn Colour

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Has anyone noticed that a chilly August has meant the trees have started to turn? We’ve spotted a few orange trees on the hanger! That means we could have an early display of Autumn colour! Our garden looks great in Autumn and it would be a shame to miss the show!

6. Go on a Photography Course

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Love photography or Nature or both? Well you’re in luck! We’re holding a one day photograpgy course based in and around our grounds and collections. During this hands-on, practical digital photography short course you will learn the fundamentals of using your camera’s settings to get the most effective images, understanding what makes a good composition, and learn techniques for action and still-life photography.

7. Go on a school trip! 

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Why not start the new school year on the right foot and visit our Field Studies Centre? We have activities and workshops that relate to many different part of the curriculum for all ages! Why not take a look!

8. Be Inspired by the Word

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Our garden exhibition ends at the end of this month, so if you haven’t seen it this your last chance! Opened by Bill Bryson at Easter, Inspired by the Word features eighteen sculptures all inspired by the writings of Gilbert White.

9. Star Gaze

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Ever looked up at the stars and wished you understood better what you were seeing? Well wish no longer we’re holding a five week course where you can follow the lives of the greatest astronomers in history, learn more about the constellations and delve into the treasures of our own Solar System. You may even get to see a planet or two….?

10. Get some fresh veg! 

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It’s Harvest time! you can buy our fruit and veg straight from our kitchen garden in our shop!