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

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
young curators club

Young Curators Club

  • 11 November 2017 10am-12pm
  • 9 December 2017 10am-12pm
  • 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

autumn sketching

Autumn Sketching

  • 21 — 29 October 2017 *on now

Sketch the changing of the season or your favourite bits of our collection. Grab a pack at reception and get creative! Leave your sketches to be displayed in the museum or take home to be enjoyed. All ages welcome. No booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=autumn-sketching%2F&event_date=2017-10-21

autumn leaves crafts

Autumn Leaf Crafts

  • 24 October 2017 11am-2pm

Collect and create with the colours of autumn. All ages welcome. No booking required.

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+
  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=autumn-leaf-craft-day%2F&event_date=2017-10-24

autumn animation

Autumn Animation

  • 25 October 2017 10:30am-3:30pm

A day of animation creation inspired by Gilbert White’s Writing and love of nature. Working in groups with the gang from Strong Island media, you will create your wildlife characters and animate them to tell the story of autumn. This full day workshop will see all participants achieve the discover and explore level of Arts Award ( www.artsaward.org.uk).
Suitable for ages 5+Booking essential as places are limited.

10.30-3.30 £20 per child, 1 accompanying adult free

Suitable for

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

Admission

£20 per child. Accompanying adult free.

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=autumn-animation%2F&event_date=2017-10-25

Autumn Storytelling

Autumn Storytelling

  • 26 October 2017 4:30-6pm, 6:30-8pm

Enjoy cooking soda bread and marshmallows in the fire, then settle down to listen to tales from our story teller Bluebird who will be flying by Gilbert White house on Thursday 26th October, to tell tales with fun autumnal feel, in her own gentle style around a our campfire.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=autumnal-campfire-stories%2F&event_date=2017-10-26

An evening with jane austen

An Evening with Jane Austen

  • 27 October 2017 6-9pm

To mark the 200th Anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Gilbert White’s closest literary neighbour, we are hosting an evening with Austen. With late night access to this remarkable museum, and additional information about the links between the great novelist and the White family, you can also enjoy an evening of light refreshments and readings from Jane Austen’s novels and letters.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=evening-jane-austen%2F&event_date=2017-10-27

autumn sleepover

Autumn Sleepover

  • 27 — 28 October 2017 6pm-8am

Join us for our annual Museums at Night Sleepover in our 16th Century barn. With a variety of nature themed activities including broomstick making, campfire cooking and night time nature walk. All materials, refreshments and breakfast included. Children age 5yrs + Advanced booking required.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£20 per child Adults go free

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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