Andover Events

Extinction and the legacy of Gilbert white at Andover Museum

The Wasp Spider and the Garden Tiger exhibition is fluttering in to Andover on Wednesday 12 January and will run until Sunday 27 February 2022.

The exhibition, which is taking place at Andover Museum, operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, looks at the legacy of the great 18th century naturalist Gilbert White and his pioneering 25 year study of the plants and animals at his Selborne home in Hampshire. These studies have since become a valuable aid in mapping environmental change through time and the impact these changes have on the natural world.

The touring exhibition will draw on the natural sciences collection in the care of Hampshire Cultural Trust to illustrate the impact changes in the environment, including climate change, have on the plants, animals and insects that share our world.                      

Andover Museum is operated by Hampshire Cultural Trust, an independent charity set up in 2014 to promote Hampshire as a county that offers outstanding cultural experiences to both its residents and visitors.   

For more information about the exhibition please visit –