The Tortoise Walk 2019

Following the success of the walk from Selborne to Oriel College, Oxford in 2016, and the return walk in 2017, which raised £32,000 for Gilbert White and the Oates Collections, the Friends have planned a walk from Selborne to Ringmer, in East Sussex. White used to visit his aunt there,

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An Antarctic Half Term

It’s Half Term! Here’s What’s On at Gilbert White’s! Penguin Trail Sat 16th Feb-Sun 24th Feb 10:30-4:30 Free with Admission Find our Antarctic Penguins hidden in the grounds of our garden! Snowdrop Weekend Sat 16th– Sun 17th Feb 10:30-4:30 £6 admission Our annual celebration of the snowdrop! Join us for

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We Love our Friends and Volunteers Day 2019

If you’re looking for an opportunity to meet new people and gain some new skills Gilbert White & The Oates Collections has the perfect event for you. On the 14th February the Selborne museum hosts its annual We Love Our Friends and Volunteers Day; an open day held at the

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Tips for February! 

Tips for February! Valentine’s day! It’s Valentine’s Day soon, so why not treat a loved one to a day out? An admission ticket could get you a trip to the museum and a romantic walk around the gardens all year round, plus a lunch for two at White’s Café! Volunteer

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Dark Skies Festival

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is taking part in the Dark Skies Festival led by South Downs National Park this February. Gilbert White was a keen astronomer ‘The planet Venus is just become an evening star:  but being now in the descending signs;  that is, the end of Virgo,

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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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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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Frank Oates in Africa

On Monday 9th April to celebrate the opening of our new Frank Oates Gallery; historians Dr John McAleer and Dr Chris Prior from the University of Southampton will be giving an exciting talk on the Victorian Explorer and the environment he travelled in. Frank Oates’s travels in nineteenth-century Southern Africa made

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Gilbert White & Shakespeare

Next week Gilbert White’s garden will play host to chapter house theatre company’s production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. White doesn’t often refer to plays or fiction in his writings, but was well read, in letter three of the Natural History of Selborne Gilbert references Shakespeare and shows that

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