Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection

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Discover the fascinating stories of three explorers of the natural world- Gilbert White, 18th century author and naturalist; Frank Oates, Victorian explorer of America and Africa; Captain Lawrence Oates who famously lost his life on Scott's ill fated expedition to Antarctica 1911-1912

Explore the charming house, 25 acres of restored gardens and ancient parkland with award winning tea parlour, gift shop and plant sales- We have all you need for an interesting day out.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Open all year - please see our website for details www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Admission charges

please see our website for details www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, World Cultures

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young curators club

Young Curators Club

  • 13 January 2018 10am-12pm
  • 10 February 2018 10am-12pm
  • 10 March 2018 10am-12pm

One Saturday a month, find out what exactly a curators job entails and take on some of the role for yourself. Each week you will encounter different types of collections and take part in activities and discussions based on these. Explore our collection from the behind the scenes and work together to create a temporary display for the museum.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£8 a session

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=young-curators-club%2F&event_date=2017-10-14

WWII Escape Routes

World War II’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails with Monty Halls

  • 15 December 2017 7:30-9pm

n this exclusive talk Monty Halls reveals the story behind the filming of Channel 4’s hit series ‘WWII’s Great Escapes – The Freedom Trails.’ Monty and the film crew trekked through some of the most dramatic terrain in Europe, following in the footsteps of servicemen and women attempting to escape Nazi occupation. The escapees were helped along the way they were helped by local people – at huge risk to themselves – and the series also met and interviewed the civilians, partisans and resistance fighters who made the trails a reality.
The talk describes the routes themselves – through the stunning Appenine Mountains of Italy, the stark beauty of the Pyrenees, and the forests of Slovenia. Using images and footage from the series, it tells tales of heroism, endurance, sacrifice and humanity. Described by the media as “tv Gold” and “unmissable” and on social media as “the tv event of the year”, the talk tells the stories behind the making off the series, revealing remarkable new facts about the escapees, the trails, and the people who helped them.
The presentation shows previously unseen footage, as well as images taken throughout the filming process. The presentation is ideal for anyone who watched the series, or those who enjoy trekking some of the most spectacular trails in Europe, or indeed anyone interested in heroism and sacrifice. After the talk Monty will also be signing books of the series “Escaping Hitler – Stories of Courage and Endurance on the Freedom Trails

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=world-war-iis-great-escapes-freedom-trails-monty-halls%2F&event_date=2017-12-15

Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection
The Wakes
High Street
Selborne
Hampshire
GU34 3JH
England

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Website

www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

E-mail

info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Telephone

01420 511275

Fax

01420 511040

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