Gilbert White’s House & Gardens

Gilbert White’s House & Gardens

High Street
GU34 3JH

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Tel: 01420 511275

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Opening Times

Open (1 Nov 2023 - 31 Mar 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Open (1 Apr 2024 - 30 June 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Open (1 July 2024 - 30 Sept 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Open (1 Oct 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 17:00
Open (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Tuesday - Sunday10:30 - 16:30

* Open on Bank Holidays, and Easter Monday.

Christmas Eve opening 10.30am-2.00pm.

The Jubilee Taproom is open outside of museum hours, (Thurs-Sat 5.30-9pm).

Map & Directions

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Road Directions

Nearest major road is A3. Selborne is on the B3006 from Alton to the A3. Postcode for the car park is GU34 3BN. To access the car park (when travelling from Alton), just after the Selborne Arms pub take the first right, then travel through the pub car park and up to the museum car park. Remember to hand in your registration at reception to access free parking.

Public Transport Directions

The nearest stations are Alton, Petersfield and Liss. The 38 bus between Alton and Petersfield runs through Selborne, the nearest bus stop is the Selborne Arms. Remember to check bus and train times before you travel.


Thursday, 22nd February 2024 - Thursday, 22nd February 2024

Film Screening: The Great White Silence at Gilbert White's House & GardensFilm Screening: The Great White Silence at Gilbert White's House & GardensIn celebration of our new exhibition, discover this fascinating 1924 documentary film by filmmaker and photographer Herbert Ponting of cinematographic sequences throughout the Terra Nova expedition between 1910-1913. Restored and released by the British Film Institute, this documentary is a…
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Thursday, 29th February 2024 - Thursday, 29th February 2024

Antarctic Season 2024: "Those who are dependent on us": the Family Networks behind Scott's Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913 at Gilbert White's House &Antarctic Season 2024: "Those who are dependent on us": the Family Networks behind Scott's Terra Nova expedition, 1910-1913 at Gilbert White's House & GardensMany have heard of Captain Scott's 'Race to the South Pole', and the tragic deaths of the British Polar Party. However, this expedition's story does not begin with the ship's departure for the Antarctic; nor does it end with a tent pitched just a few miles short of One Ton Depot. This talk will…
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Wednesday, 20th March 2024 - Wednesday, 20th March 2024

Gilbert White's House & GardensGilbert's Garden: Open Greenhouse Day at Gilbert White's House and GardensThe greenhouse will be busy as the propagating team prepare plants for this season's planting and sales. Meet the team, find out about our plant production operation, watch the system in action and ask questions. This is a drop in event and free with admission.
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Saturday, 23rd March 2024 - Sunday, 14th April 2024

Record-breaking Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White's House and GardensRecord-breaking Birds Egg Hunt at Gilbert White's House and GardensThere are some brilliant birds in the world and on this year's egg hunt you will find out all about them! Hunt for ten eggs hidden in Gilbert White's Garden and match the birds named on the eggs with the amazing facts given. Match all 10 and claim a chocolate egg!
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Thursday, 28th March 2024 - Thursday, 28th March 2024

Antarctic Season 2024: Herbert Ponting and Lawrence Oates: illustrated talk by Anne Strathie at Gilbert White's House and GardensAntarctic Season 2024: Herbert Ponting and Lawrence Oates: illustrated talk by Anne Strathie at Gilbert White's House and GardensLawrence Oates was only one of many expedition members Herbert Ponting photographed and filmed during Robert Scott's Terra Nova expedition. When news broke in early 1913 of the deaths of Scott, Oates and other members of the South Pole party, images of Oates and his companions appeared in…
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult Full Entry£18.00
Child (under 16) Full Entry£6.00
Concession Full Entry£17.00
Family (2A + 3C)£38.00 per ticket
Garden only ticket£12.00 per ticket

Children under 5 go free. These tickets are valid for one year from the date of purchase, excluding special event days. On your return please present your ticket
along with a form of ID. There are also special rates under the membership scheme and for groups.



  • Disabled persons toilet
  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Induction Loop System
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Wheelchair adapted picnic benches. Non-motorised wheelchair free to borrow from reception.


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

Children & Infants

  • Baby changing

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs Accepted - Dogs accepted in the gardens.
  • Event Venue
  • Garden / Grounds for visitors use
  • Gift shop
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open on bank holidays
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Free parking
  • Parking (free)

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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Gilbert White's House & GardenWhite's Café Bar, East HampshireVisitors can enjoy brunch, lunch and afternoon tea at the café. The café also operates as a local shop, selling fresh fruit and vegetables, local free range eggs, local meat, Hampshire cheeses, fresh bread, homemade meals, deli items and delicious White’s Sausage Rolls!

Jubilee TapJubilee Tap, East HampshirePop in for a pint at the Jubilee Tap, after your visit to Gilbert White’s House & Gardens!

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