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February 2016

Wild At Whites- Penguin Parade!

Saturday, February 13th - Sunday, February 21st
Gilbert White’s House,
Selborne
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH United Kingdom
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The Penguins are out in force at Gilbert White’s House & The Oates Collection this February half term. Throughout the week (13th-14th & 16th-21st February as we are not open on Mondays) you can follow the new Penguin’s Guide to Antarctica trail through the Lawrence Oates Gallery and hunt for the penguins hiding in the gardens. Free with a valid museum ticket, all ages welcome

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Penguin Mascots

Tuesday, February 16th 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gilbert White’s House,
Selborne
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH United Kingdom
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pepper

Create your own penguin mascots, masks and art work to take home in our Penguin Craft session. Free with a valid museum ticket, all ages welcome. Why not use Pepper as inspiration (pictured)?

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£6

Antarctic Explorer Photography Session

Wednesday, February 17th 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Gilbert White’s Field Studies Centre,
GU34 3BN
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pinholecamera

After climbing into an Antarctic tent to enjoy some hot chocolate, you will be able to develop your black and white picture

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February Snowdrop Weekend

Saturday, February 20th - Sunday, February 21st
Gilbert White’s House,
Selborne
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH United Kingdom
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Snowdrops on Bakers Hill

See our beautiful grounds carpeted in delicate snowdrops with reduced admission to the garden all weekend! Extra information will be on hand to explain the different varieties.

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£5

Story of a Hampshire Cottage Garden

Saturday, February 20th 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gilbert White’s House,
Selborne
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH United Kingdom
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herb garden

Join Head Gardener David Standing in his engaging talk focusing on the history and heritage of  Gilbert White’s garden.

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£5

A Collector’s Tale

Wednesday, February 24th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Gilbert White’s House,
Selborne
Alton, Hampshire GU34 3JH United Kingdom
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collectorstale

Join Ronnie Davidson-Houston for an informal talk about the large collection of White’s iconic The Natural History of Selborne, that are now housed in the Museum. Learn how the great collection came about and what attracted Davidson-Houston to Gilbert White.    

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