The Heritage Collection Blog

The Hampshire Heritage Collection blog takes an occasional look at subjects which interest us all as visitor attractions. It may take a look at one aspect of our collections, or highlight particular times of year when groups would find our garden or activities that are going on of interest.
Nature -   Petersfield Museum   Being a part of the South Downs National Park, Nature is a big part of life in Petersfield whether it is being on the beautiful surroundings of the Heath and its Barrows or walking atop the South Downs themselves. The Poet Edward Thomas certainly thought that Petersfield and its countryside was […]

Previous blog posts

What’s On this Summer - The Summer Holidays have arrived, so here’s a quick guide to what’s on at the Hampshire Heritage Collection Attractions!     Gilbert White & The Oates Collections  15th-7th Aug- Great Butterfly Hunt  22nd July- Champagne Evening 26th July-30th August- Craft Tuesdays 27th July- 31st August- Wild Wednesdays 27th July- Herb Gardening 13th-14th August- Gilbert’s Games […]
Snowdrops and other spring flowers -  Selborne Selborne has several fine drifts of the native or common snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis) and the Crimean Snowdrop (Galanthus plicatus). However we are now trying to establish a colony of Selborne’s very own Galanthus elwesii ‘Selborne Green Tips’. This was first discovered in Selborne in 1982 by well-known galanthophiles Ruby and David Baker. This snowdrop […]
Christmas - Mulled wine & Morris men Christmas at Gilbert White’s always kicks off with our Mulled Wine Weekend, this year we were jammed packed with choirs, families, Christmas shoppers, and Morris dancers! We were treated to a Wassail around the garden by Thomas Hoare, Gilbert White’s man servant; and of course no one could resist a glass […]
Walking with the Hampshire Heritage Collection - It’s time to get our petticoats six inches deep in mud! Petersfield, Selborne and Chawton the towns and villages covered by the Hampshire Heritage Collection are placed in a breathtakingly beautiful part of the world. Part of the South Downs National Park, this part of East Hampshire is perfect place to take a walk with […]
Books and Readers - Chawton House Library   As a working library our collections are kept in regular use and from time-to-time some books require minor repairs.  We have recently started our book conservation project, trained volunteers work systematically through the collection undertaking minor repairs on our rare books. This takes place in a reading room that is accessible to […]