Car Park News

You may have noticed signs in our car park (located behind the Selborne Arms) about car park charges. After a turbulent year financially through the pandemic the trustees and staff have made the decision to charge for the use of the museum end of the Selborne Car Park, the proceeds

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The Unusual Plants Fair is back!

The Unusual Plants Fair has been a staple of the Gilbert White's House events programme since 1992 until last year when the pandemic made it impossible. Which is why we are delighted to say that the Unusual Plant Fair is BACK! The event will be held on the 19th &

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Gilbert White goes to Winchester

Display on life of gardener, naturalist, writer – and clergyman – Gilbert White opens at Winchester Cathedral For 46 years, Rev Gilbert White (1720-1793) was a parish priest in 18th century Hampshire, most of that time at the village of Selborne. Besides being a much loved parish priest, he won

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 5

Part 5 of our Retracing the Footsteps of Amundsen and Scott series written and researched by volunteer Anthony Fogg.    As we begin to enjoy the freedoms of a looming Northern Hemisphere summer after a long winter, some of it confined and restricted, the Southern Hemisphere heads towards winter. In

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Gilbert White’s House gets a make-over

During the lockdown the staff at Gilbert White’s House and Gardens have been working on new interpretation for the house with help from AIM’s Biffa Award: History Maker’s grant. The money has been used to design a new set of displays that will be ready in time to celebrate Gilbert

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Online Antarctic Talks Round-up

After cancelling our Antarctic lecture series last year due to covid-19 we were delighted to welcome all of our speakers back in 2021 this time online and reaching a much bigger and far reaching audience. The first returning speaker was Dr John Dudeney OBE, who revisited Shackleton’s famous Endurance expedition

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 4

Scott and Amundsen were now in Antarctica and committed to the task ahead, the conquest of the South Geographic Pole. Both expeditions needed to establish their bases which would be their homes during the upcoming Austral winter. They also had to house the dogs and horses and ensure they could

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Retracing Scott & Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. Part 3

We’re continuing to follow the two expeditions of Scott and Amundsen as they headed south from the warm waters of the mid Atlantic to the cooler Southern Ocean with their respective crews on the Terra Nova and the Fram. They had already experienced the extreme gales that can be encountered

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Gilbert White & Smallpox

2020 has been a year where our health has been at the forefront, as we have watched the devastating impact that COVID-19 has had on the world. Over the year there have been many points where various members of the Gilbert White & The Oates Collections team have exclaimed ‘what

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Anna raises £300 for Gilbert White’s 300th!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections volunteer Anna Elder has been fundraising for the Selborne museum during lockdown. Anna has just embarked on her 150th walk in lockdown, after each walk of two miles Anna donates £2 to the museum meaning that over the last couple of months she has raised £300.   ‘I started the walks on the 22nd March to do some

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