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.
summer explorer fun

Summer Explorer Fun

  • 26 July — 3 September 2017 *on now

Backpack Fun @The Garden
26th July-3rd September Free with Admission
Borrow one of our Family Explorer Backpacks from reception to take your natural adventure to the next level. Backpacks include magnifying glasses, binoculars, sketch books and identification keys. Deposit required.

Gilbert’s Geocaching Fun @The Garden
26th July-3rd September Free with Admission
Running throughout the holidays, families can try their hand at geocaching and scavenger hunts in our gardens and parkland. GPS devices can be hired from reception or you can use your own. Free with valid museum ticket. All ages welcome. No booking required

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?exhibition=summer-explorer-fun%2F&exhibition_date=2017-07-26

wild art tuedsays

Wild Art Tuesdays

  • 22 August 2017 11am-2pm
  • 29 August 2017 11am-2pm

Join us in the gardens for some messy art work using natural materials. Drop in activity, all ages welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=wild-art-day%2F&event_date=2017-08-01

heritage gardening

Heritage Gardening

  • 21 August 2017 10:30am-5pm *on now
  • 28 August 2017 10:30am-5pm

On a Monday modern tools and equipment will be banned from the kitchen garden as crops are sown, weeded and harvested for the kitchen. Members of the garden team will be working in eighteenth century costume and using heritage tools to carry out the tasks that Gilbert White recorded in his 'Garden Kalendar'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?exhibition=heritage-gardening%2F&exhibition_date=2017-07-08

butterfly walk

Butterfly Walk

  • 23 August 2017 11am-4pm

Join us as we take a walk to try and document all of the amazing butterflies species which can be found in the Gilbert's grounds.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£ 6 adults go free

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/butterfly-walk/?event_date=2017-08-23

Summer Kitchen garden Course

Summer Kitchen Garden Course

  • 24 August 2017 10am-4pm

Our Kitchen Gardener Keith Oakley will be showing the best techniques for getting your vegetable garden up to scratch this summer. Over the course of the day Keith will talk about hoeing, weeding, aftercare of seeding successional sowing, harvesting crops, maintaining pathways, making compost, and sowing green manure crops. The day also includes lunch and refreshments.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£45

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/spring-kitchen-garden-course/?event_date=2017-08-24

A Midsummer Nights Dream

A Midsummer Nights Dream

  • 27 August 2017 7:30-10pm

Get lost in a Midsummer Night's Dream as Chapterhouse Theatre transports you to a world of fairies where the course of true love never did run smooth! Set in the idyllic surrounding of our historic garden.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10-£44

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/midsummer-nights-dream/?event_date=2017-08-27

Pond Dipping

Pond Dipping

  • 30 August 2017 11am-4pm

11am-1pm (5-9 year olds) 2pm-4pm (10 years +) £6 child, one adult free
Come and explore what creatures are living in our pond! All equipment supplied. Advanced booking required.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10
  • 14-15

Admission

£6 (adult goes free)

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=pond-dipping%2F&event_date=2017-08-30

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

logo: Museums at Night

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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