Antarctic Lecture Series 2020

“What is the reason for sending an expedition of perfectly good fighting men to the South Pole ? ” Winston Churchill’s question was a very reasonable one to ask in April 1944 as Britain strained every nerve preparing for the D-Day invasion of Europe. If you want to know the

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What’s on in February

It’s finally not January and we have a lot happening this February, something for everyone! Story Telling Day  Did you know that the first week in February is National Story telling week? To celebrate we are hosting a storytelling session with DD Storyteller. Come along on the 8th February for one

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Antarctic Talks 2020

Each year we explore Antarctica’s heritage and new science and this year’s program certainly doesn’t disappoint. We start off on the 27th February with Dr Robert Headland’s Antarctic Sovereignty; From Captain Cook to Operation Tabarin. Claims of sovereign territory in Antarctic regions began with the circumnavigation of Captain Cook but became

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2019: A Recap

2019 Recap! 2019 was supposed to be a restful year between the craziness of opening our new galleries in 2018 and the craziness of Gilbert White’s tercentenary in 2020… how wrong we were. January: Hampshire Scout Joe, made his way from  Selborne in November to the South Pole in January!

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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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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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What’s happening at the Eco Fair?

We are trying to live a little greener nowadays, so to help make life a little easier we are holding our inaugural Eco Fair on the 23rd November. Our Eco Fair is a great opportunity to discover a wide range of local green groups, businesses and campaigns. With planet friendly

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What’s on in October

What’s on in October Pond Exhibition  Our Autumn Exhibition ‘Pond: Mere, Rune, Flint has been very popular so far! It’s only open for another six weeks so make sure you catch it before it’s gone! Half term Inspired by our exhibition we are introducing two trails for half term. One

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What’s on in September?

What’s on in September? New Opening Times We are now opening on MONDAYS in September! So that seven days a week of September fun! Astronomy Course See the starts with us! Learn about the stars and planets, as well as the history of astronomy and practical tips to help your

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