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Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

High Street
GU34 3JH

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Tel: +44 01420 511275

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 24 Dec 2018)

* 1 January - 11 February: Friday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm, 12 February - 24 March: Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm, 25 March – 27 October: Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.00pm, 28 October – 23 December: Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm and Christmas Eve: Sunday 10.30am - 3.00pm. Open on Bank Holidays, Easter Monday and Mondays in July & August.

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Nearest major road is A3. Selborne is on the B3006 from Alton to the A3. The village car park is behind the Selborne Arms and to reach the house and museum, turn left on leaving the car park and continue along the High Street. The house is on the left-hand side.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Alton or Liss. Limited bus service or taxi, book return journey.


Saturday, 8th September 2018 - Friday, 30th November 2018

WILD Art Exhibition at Gilbert White's HouseWILD is collective of four female artists, whose styles and methods all vary in creating wonderful pieces of contemporary art. For this exhibition the artist's will create new artwork responding to the words of Gilbert White and the scenic landscape of Selborne, where Gilbert lived.
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Thursday, 20th September 2018 - Thursday, 29th November 2018

Astronomy Course at Gilbert White's HouseGilbert White's House are delighted to offer this informal 10 week course with Graham Bryant from the Hampshire Astronomical Group. The Course will cover the some of the historical aspects of astronomy and will view some of the notable people and events in the history of mankind's quest to...
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Monday, 5th November 2018 - Monday, 10th December 2018

Make Your Own Christmas Decorations at Gilbert White's HouseMake Your Own Christmas Decorations at Gilbert White's HouseJoin Frances Law and Rosemary Lanning each Monday at Gilbert White's House in the run up to Christmas, and learn to make a beautiful Christmas Decoration for your home.
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Saturday, 24th November 2018 - Saturday, 24th November 2018

Wreath Making Workshop at Gilbert White's HouseWreath Making Workshop at Gilbert White's HouseRosemary Lanning will be giving her popular Christmas wreath making workshop at Gilbert's White House again this year. Have a relaxing day of making beautiful unique Christmas wreaths, with good company, refreshments and an opportunity to visit the museum.
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Tuesday, 27th November 2018 - Tuesday, 27th November 2018

Gilbert White's 18th Century GardenGilbert White's 18th Century GardenA remarkable detective story that uncovers the original layout of Gilbert White's Selborne garden which he laid out between 1750 and 1793 and investigates many of the unusual and interesting plants he grew. He harvested over 2000 cucumbers in 1790! A mixture of slide talks, discussions and tours of...
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Thursday, 29th November 2018 - Thursday, 29th November 2018

Botany, Birds, and Books: The Literary Gilbert White at Gilbert White's HouseBotany, Birds, and Books: The Literary Gilbert White at Gilbert White's HouseGilbert White is well known as a naturalist, birder, and gardener who transformed the nation's relationship with the natural world around them, but he achieved his success because he was a supremely able writer. In this talk, Professor Brycchan Carey will explore White's literary style and literary...
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Saturday, 1st December 2018 - Sunday, 2nd December 2018

Mulled Wine Weekend at Gilbert White's HouseMulled Wine Weekend at Gilbert White's HouseJoin Gilbert White's House for Christmas cheer, live entertainment, wassailing, children's crafts, Christmas shopping and of course Mulled Wine at this wonderful free Yuletide event.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Child (under 16)£4.00
Family (2A + 3C)£24.00 per ticket
Pre-booked group of 10 or more (price each)£7.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Outdoor eating area
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking

Payment Methods

  • Groups Accepted
  • Special group rates

Specialist Features

  • Cyclists welcome
  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted

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