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 Naturalist Club

Young Naturalist Club

  • 2 June 2018 10am-12pm
  • 7 July 2018 10am-12pm
  • 4 August 2018 10am-12pm

Learn a new set of conservation and surveying skills to help our wildlife flourish and create new habitats for local wildlife, both on our grounds and for your own gardens. This will involve the use of tools such as gardening equipment. Not suitable for those under 5 years, children over 8 do not need to be accompanied by an adult.

March 3rd 10am-12pm

April 7th 10am-12pm

May 5th 10am-12pm

June 2nd 10am-12pm

July 1st 10am-12pm

August 4th 10am-12pm

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£8

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=young-naturalist-club%2F&event_date=2018-03-03

Moth Nights

Moth Night

  • 27 May 2018 10:30-11:45pm
  • 28 May 2018 6-7:30am
  • 19 — 20 June 2018 11pm-12:30am
  • 26 — 27 July 2018 10:30pm-12am
  • 27 July 2018 10:30am-12pm
  • 18 September 2018 8:30-10pm
  • 16 October 2018 7:30-9pm

Join us and learn a little more about the fantastic world of moths

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century.

We are having a series of moth nights (and mornings) this year one a month during the most active part of the mothing season (except for August when we take a break), each night will see a different variety of moths as we see the seasons change. Join us on this fantastic journey into the night time world of moths.

As well as helping to identify any moths that are seen, during the night sessions there will be an opportunity to experience other nocturnal life in the grounds especially looking out, or listening, for owls and bats.

This event will include outdoor activity including a short walk so please come dressed appropriately for the weather and time of year with sturdy footwear and bring a torch. A warm drink and biscuits will be provided during the evening’s activities and a light breakfast snack will be available for the morning sessions.

£6 per session –hot drinks and snacks provided

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=moth-nights%2F&event_date=2018-04-10

may half term

May Half Term Trail

  • 26 May — 3 June 2018

Observe and record the Butterflies and plants in Gilbert Whites Garden with our informative observation packs and sheets

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=may-half-term-trail%2F&event_date=2018-05-26

nature festival

Nature Festival

  • 27 May 2018 5-11:45pm
  • 28 May 2018 10:30am-5pm

Join us for fun packed 24 hours. Meet the animals and plants of Selborne and surrounding areas, including reptiles, cattle, bees, and worms. During Bank holiday Monday each stall, provided by organisations which celebrate, explore and protect the natural world, will have an interactive nature activity. Collect stamps for each activity in your Nature Passport, a reminder of your fun packed day...
In addition to the stalls we also have talks, walks, bioblitz activities and tractor rides, some of which require advance booking. Visit our website for more details.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£2-£10

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=nature-festival-2018%2F&event_date=2018-05-27

Jazz in June

Jazz in June

  • 16 June 2018 6-8:30pm

Join us for this fantastic celebration of summer with our big band jazz evening. Bring your own picnic blanket or why not book one of our tables. Sit back and relax in Gilbert White’s Summer garden set to the sound of jazz and enjoying refreshments.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

From £15

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=jazz-in-june%2F&event_date=2018-06-16

Unusual Plant Fair

Unusual Plants Fair

  • 16 — 17 June 2018 10:30am-5pm

Join us and meet amazing stall holders who specialise in more unusual plants for your garden, with great advice, tours and talks this is always a great day out for all the family!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7.50 Adults, Children Free

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=unusual-plants-fair-2018%2F&event_date=2018-06-16

Oberon's Cure

Oberon's Cure

  • 22 June 2018 6-9pm

Gilbert White & The Oates Collection are proud to host The Rude Mechanical Theatre Company’s production Oberon’s Cure. The play is inspired by the characters from a midsummer’s night dream and tells another magical story of love, chaos and confusion…

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

From £9 to £40

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=oberons-cure%2F&event_date=2018-06-22

Tour of Gilbert White's 18th Century Garden

Tour of Gilbert White's 18th Century Garden

  • 22 June 2018 2:30-3:30pm

Gilbert White (1720-1793) was a writer, naturalist but also a keen gardener. Join the garden team for an exclusive tour of the garden, learning about Gilbert the Gardener, and what we can learn about him through his garden. Find out more about eighteenth century varieties of plants and trees, and the methods used in White's life time.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

English Paper Piecing Workshop

English Paper Piecing Workshop

  • 22 June 2018 10am-1pm

English Paper Piecing is a popular quilting technique that became popular in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Join Frances Law at Gilbert White's House for a workshop in how to master this simple but effective quilting method and create a beautiful unique table mat for your home. Price includes refreshments and materials.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£25

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=english-paper-piecing-workshop%2F&event_date=2018-06-22

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

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