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

  • 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

2018 antarctic lecture series: going to extremes

2018 Antarctic Lectures: Going to Extremes

  • 24 January 2018 7-9pm

Ever wondered what it is like to walk to the South Pole?

In November 2015 Julian Thomas, newly appointed as Master at Wellington College, and with a passion for outdoor trekking and climbing, walked from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole. He set off in late November and reached the South Pole on 9th January 2015 (at the same time of the year but somewhat quicker than Captain Scott’s team). His talk will explore how the Antarctic takes you to extremes in so many ways, not just in terms of temperature.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=2018-antarctic-lectures-going-extremes%2F&event_date=2018-01-24

Penguin Trail

Penguin Trail

  • 10 — 18 February 2018

Can you find the six species of Antarctic Penguin hiding in our gardens? Learn some interesting Penguin facts along the way!

Free with Admission all half term!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Free with admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=penguin-trail%2F&event_date=2018-02-10

Iceberg Animation

Iceberg Animation

  • 12 February 2018 10:30am-3:30pm

Following the success of our animation session creating a short ‘Dear Gilbert’ film of letters from local animals to Gilbert White, We have another fantastic opportunity to create your own animated short story. This time, create your penguin characters and stories of their lives on the ice, inspired by the penguins in our Antarctic Gallery and the photographs and paintings from Captain Oates time in Antarctica on the Terra Nova Expedition. You will also achieve your Arts Award Discover certificate. Suitable for ages 5+ Booking essential as places are limited.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

£25

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=iceberg-adventures-animation%2F&event_date=2018-02-12

penguin crafts

Penguin Crafts

  • 13 February 2018 11am-2pm

Make your own Penguin to take home with you!

Drop in arts and crafts session for all ages.

Included in Museum Admission!

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=penguin-crafts%2F&event_date=2018-02-13

Halley moving house again

2018 Antarctic Lectures: Halley – Moving House again ?

  • 14 February 2018 7-9pm

Simon Garrod, Head of Operations at the British Antarctic Survey, was awarded the Queen’s Polar medal for service in the Antarctic and Arctic in 2012. He will be talking about the Halley Research Station, with an overview of the challenges, solutions and future directions of Antarctic operations.
Garrod has been working in the Antarctic and the Arctic for nearly 25 years. He has been field guide, station leader, traverse leader and field operations manager and was the initial project manager for the Halley relocation project.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=2018-antarctic-lectures-halley-moving-house%2F&event_date=2018-02-15

Antarctic Inventors

Antarctic Inventors

  • 14 February 2018 10am-12pm, 1-3pm

Design a new mode of transport for use in the Antarctic using Lego and Knex. Inspired by the tractors used by Captain Scott and the amazing machines used today.

10am-12pm & 1pm-3pm. All ages welcome

Suitable for

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

Admission

£6

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=antarctic-inventors%2F&event_date=2018-02-14

Snowdrop Weekend

Snowdrop Weekend

  • 17 — 18 February 2018 10:30am-4:30pm

Enjoy our majestic gardens at one of the most magical times of the year, snowdrops which herald the beginning of spring will be carpeting the gardens. Tours of Gilbert’s gardens will be running throughout the weekend, to learn more about this special landscape and the snowdrop.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=snowdrop-weekend%2F&event_date=2018-02-17

Introductory Astronomy Session

Introductory Astronomy Session

  • 21 February 2018 6-10pm

We invite people to explore the night sky with this introductory astronomy night, including a short topical talk on astronomy and an exploration of the night sky lead by Graham Bryant from the Hampshire Astronomical Group showing you highlights to look out for in your local skies.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£15

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=introductory-astronomy-session%2F&event_date=2018-02-21

Family Space Explorers

Family Space Explorers

  • 22 February 2018 6-7:30pm, 7:30-9pm

Join our family friendly astronomy taster session in three parts. Travel through space in a giant inflatable dome with Bob Mizon, learn about Meteors with our education team and explore night skies above Selborne with Graham Bryant from the Hampshire Astronomical Group.

Suitable for

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

Admission

£10 Adults £8 Children

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=family-space-explorers%2F&event_date=2018-02-22

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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