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.
The Big Draw

The Big Draw 2016

  • 30 September — 31 October 2016 *on now

Gilbert White was inspired by his surroundings all his life. Now is your chance to record the changing season, drawing what you see in our parkland and in the museum, as part of this national drawing event. Free with valid museum ticket. Drop in activity, all ages welcome. Materials can be borrowed from reception.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with regular Admission

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/the-big-draw-autumn-in-selborne/

an owls life

An Owls Life

  • 8 October 2016 10am-3:30pm

Find out what it is like to be an Owl: what they eat,what makes them so special, how they hunt and what species there are to be found locally. Then have a go at dissecting an owl pellet to see what oour local owls have been eating. Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. All materials included

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6, adult go free

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/an-owls-life-national-biology-week/

Harvest Mouse

The Harvest Mouse Returns...

  • 19 October 2016 6:30-7:30pm

Francesca Pella explains how the partnership between the GWCT and Selborne farmers helped to boost the population of the Harvest Mouse, in the very village that they were identified by Gilbert White.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/harvest-mouse-returns/

Timothy the tortoise

Take Timothy Home

  • 25 October 2016 11am-4pm

Make a model of Timothy the tortoise , Gilbert White’s Favourite Pet, to take home and find out about the astonishing Tortoise’s shannangins. Free with valid museum ticket. All ages welcome. Drop in activity, no booking required.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with admission

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/wild-at-whites-take-home-timothy/

Nature Drawing

Nature Drawing Workshop

  • 26 October 2016 10am-3:30pm

Work with local artist Sarah Morrish from Natures Details to create your own drawings using our owls from our own taxidermy collections and from Hampshire Cultural Trust. All materials included. Accompanying adult is free although session is focused on the children’s artwork

Booking Required. £6 per child with accompanying adult free. All Materials included.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6, one adult free

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/nature-drawing-workshops-the-gilbert-white-fsc/

Scarlet Elf Cap growing on oak twigs in damp stream valley

Fungus Walk

  • 27 October 2016 11am-3pm

Take a tour of Gilbert’s Gardens and the Hanger Woodland to discover local growing fungi and learn about the different types of fungi you might encounter in Hampshire. Suitable for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/fungus-walk-hampshire-fungal-group/

Cocktail Club

Halloween Cocktail Club

  • 28 October 2016 6:30-9:30pm

Join us for our Halloween special Vodka Cocktail Night, featuring drinks such as Black Widow and Witches Brew. You will be provided with themed nibbles, cocktail tasters and a recipe card to take away, but before you leave you will be taken around the spooky six quarters listening to the dark tales from the 18th century.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/pop-up-champagne-bar-2/

Autumn to Winter Sleepover

Autumn to Winter Sleepover

  • 29 — 30 October 2016 6pm-9am

Our now annual Museums at Night Sleepover in our 16th century barn. Please see our website for details on activities £20 per child with accompanying adult free (no more than 1 adult per child please). Booking required. All materials, refreshments and breakfast included.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • Any age

Admission

£20

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/museums-at-night-autumn-to-winter-sleepover/

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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