Gilbert White’s Christmas

Gilbert White was a clergyman and thus for him Christmas was ultimately a festival of faith. The lead up to Christmas is of course advent, rather than this being associated with opening little doors on your calendar each day; advent was a period of fasting and reflection. White would have

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The Quest for Frank Oates

On the 5th February 1875, Frank Oates died of fever on his way back from visiting Victoria Falls. Less than a handful of people know where this great pioneer, naturalist, artist, is buried. Ice Tracks a travel company is teaming up with the museum to offer a once in a

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What’s on in December

Christmas Decorations  ‘Tis the season to deck the halls, fa la la la la, la la la. It’s always worth coming to see the house in all it’s Christmas splendour, each room has a different theme based on the history of the house! 2. Mulled Wine Weekend Our Annual Mulled

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Mulled Wine Weekend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and we are gearing up to our annual Mulled Wine Weekend. This free event is perfect for everyone who is looking for some festive cheer, come and see the beautiful decorations and get taken on wassail an historic yuletide tradition. We will

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Thanks To You

Get Free Entry at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections between 23 November to 1 December National Lottery funded attractions say #ThanksToYou for 25 years of support Gilbert White & the Oates Collections is offering free entry to National Lottery players between 23 November to 1 December 2019.   They

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GW300 Exhibition Announcement

2020 marks Gilbert White’s Tercentenary and Gilbert White & The Oates Collections will be celebrating from the get go! Our first temporary exhibition will open on the 3rd January; entitled ‘Gilbert White around the World’ it will explore Gilbert White’s international impact. The Natural History of Selborne, Gilbert White’s pioneering

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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Commended at Tourism Awards

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections have been awarded commended at the Beautiful South Awards, in the category best Small Visitor Attraction.  This year saw a near record number of entries (170) in 23 categories from all parts of the region – 40% more than last year. They were shortlisted

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Halloween

Halloween as we know it today divides opinions. It’s certainly not a festival that Gilbert White would have celebrated, but the Halloween of the 18th Century surprisingly didn’t look too dissimilar to today’s festivities. The roots of Halloween are wildly debated, it thought that it comes from the Celtic festival

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What’s on in November

November is upon us and we have 5 top tips for making the most of your month in Selborne! Eco Fair  We are all trying to live a little greener, our Eco Fair on the 23rd November is a great opportunity to discover a wide range of local green groups,

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EHDC plants the first of 120,000 trees to mark Gilbert White 300

East Hampshire District Council launched a programme to plant a tree for every resident in East Hampshire at the Selborne home of the district’s famous ecologist, Gilbert White. The council plans to plant 120,000 trees across the district over the next four years as part of its commitment to battling

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