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.

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Opening hours

Open all year - please see our website for details

Admission charges

please see our website for details

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Natural Sciences, Personalities, World Cultures

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Mulled Wine Weekend

  • 5 — 6 December 2015

A festive weekend of choirs, carols and apple wassailing! We are joined by 6 local choirs over the weekend, as Gilbert White’s house is draped in festive décor to mark the start of the holiday season! Mulled Wine will be available and served from the old kitchen, and our Tea Parlour will offer a delightful Christmas menu, with festive treats for everyone. Wassailing of the apple trees will take place over the weekend, ran by our dedicated garden team. For list of choirs see our website listing.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly


Snow Queen & Christmas Carol

  • 12 December 2015 10:30am-9:30pm

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections welcomes Quantum Theatre to the Hampshire Barn for an exciting day of performances. In the morning children aged 5-8 to can join us for a range of actvities to help decroate the barn for the performance. An icey performance of snowqueen will follow aimed at children and parents. For the evening Quantum will perform A Christmas Carol.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children


£4.00- Childrens Activities
£7.50 – Snow Queen ticket – child
£10- Snow Queen ticket – Adult
£10 – activities & snow queen combined ticket – Child
A Christmas Carol - £12– Adult £8 – Child.


Gilbert White's House and Garden and The Oates Collection
The Wakes
High Street
GU34 3JH

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01420 511275


01420 511040

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