Swift Boxes in Selborne

Emma Hawkes our education intern and biology student at The University of Surrey shares some of her work on Swifts.  4 Swift nesting boxes have been constructed and installed in the shed at the top of Baker’s Hill. Putting spare cuts of wood to good use, the nesting boxes have

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New Chair of Trustees announced!

January’s are synonymous with fresh starts and that’s certainly the case her at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. It was announced just after Christmas that Professor Francis Davis will be taking the role of chair of the charitable trust from January.   Francis Davis is professor of Communities and

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Tips for January

What’s on for January at Gilbert White’s Opening times We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:30-4:30 in January. Antarctica 2019 exhibition On the 18th January 1912 the Terra Nova team reached the South Pole. We will marking the day by launching a small exhibition to accompany our Antarctic season.

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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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Towards ‘Gilbert 300’ : A personal memory of ‘Gilbert 250’

Volunteer and author of ‘To Edify & Delight: Introducing the sermons of Gilbert White of Selborne’ Louis Coulson shares his memories of previous celebrations of Gilbert White as we prepare for Gilbert’s 300th birthday in 2020. Why do we think that everything on Earth belongs to us, while in reality

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Enjoy a day’s outing at Gilbert White’s House with myhotelbreak

Myhotelbreak did a recent collaboration with Gilbert White’s House. They explained why their guests should take a day out and visit. Read what they said below: A hotel break is memorable for several reasons. Having great attractions near to where you’re staying is definitely one of them. For our guests

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sandford award

We have a Sandford Award!

We have recently been awarded a prestigious Sandford Award for education. The Sandford Award is an independently judged, quality assured assessment of education programmes at heritage sites, museums, archives and collections across the British Isles. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Sandford Award. The Awards focus on formal, curriculum-linked

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Gilbert White’s Childhood

Gilbert White was born on the 18th July 1720, in the vicarage in Selborne. First child of John and Anne who had married ten months before and where living with John’s parents the Rev. Gilbert White and Rebekah. The building that Gilbert was born in no longer exists, and not

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How big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ?

So, how big are an Emperor Penguin’s feet ? “At the Museum we are used to being asked strange questions” says Josh Godfrey, Learning & Participation Manager . “But we don’t mind because that’s what museums are for”. The photo shows Josh working out the answer this week to a

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On Scything

Volunteer Dr. Grant Repshire talks about his experience Scything… When I first contacted Gilbert White & The Oates Collections about working as a volunteer, offering up my experience as a historian and literary scholar, I thought I’d spend my time studying history – but I’ve also found myself fortunate to

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