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.
Welly Walks

Winter Welly Walk

  • 13 February 2016 10-11am
  • 12 March 2016 10-11am

Whatever the weather, join us on a winter welly walk around the beautiful 25 acres of Gilbert White's garden in Selborne.
Families and Dogs Welcome
Easy walking and a great outdoor experience accompanied by interesting information provided by members of the Museum team.
Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and bacon rolls in our beautiful heated barn afterwards.

Adults £10
Children £4

Contact marketing@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk for bookings.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £10
Children £4

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/friends

Museum Volunteers

We Love Our Friends and Volunteers

  • 11 February 2016 10:30am-3:30pm

If your New Years Resolution was to try something new this year, we might just have the event for you. Gilbert White & The Oates Collections are inviting anyone who is interested to their We Love Our Friends and Volunteers event on Thursday 11th February. The event celebrates current supporters of the Museum in Selborne as well as welcoming those interested in getting involved. With a Buffet Lunch and no charge!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/we-love-our-volunteers-friends-day/

Penguin

A Penguins Guide to Antarctica

  • 13 — 21 February 2016

Throughout the week (13th-14th & 16th-21st February as we are not open on Mondays) you can follow the new Penguin’s Guide to Antarctica trail through the Lawrence Oates Gallery and hunt for the penguins hiding in the gardens. Free with a valid museum ticket, all ages welcome

Suitable for

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

Admission

Normal admission

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/wild-at-whites-penguin-parade/

Craft

Penguin Mascots

  • 16 February 2016 11am-4pm

Create your own penguin mascots, masks and art work to take home in our Penguin Craft session. Free with a valid museum ticket, all ages welcome.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/6513/

Ponting

Antarctic Photography Sessions

  • 17 February 2016 10am-2pm

After climbing into an Antarctic tent to enjoy some hot chocolate, you will be able to develop your black and white picture and construct an Antarctic themed frame to keep it in. £6 per child, accompanying adult free.

Minimum age of 5

Places are limited and must be booked. Please be aware chemicals will be used under supervision.

Suitable for

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

Admission

£6

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/6510/

Snowdrop Weekend

Snowdrop Weekend

  • 20 — 21 February 2016 10:30am-4:30pm

See our beautiful grounds carpeted in delicate snowdrops with reduced admission to the garden all weekend! Extra information will be on hand to explain the different varieties.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/february-snowdrop-weekend/

Hampshire Cottages

The Story of the Hampshire Cottage

  • 20 February 2016 12-2pm

Join Head Gardener David Standing in his engaging talk focusing on the history and heritage of Hampshire cottage gardens.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/events/

A Collectors Tale

A Collectors Tale

  • 24 February 2016 6:30-7:30pm

Join Ronnie Davidson-Houston for an informal talk about the large collection of White’s iconic The Natural History of Selborne, that are now housed in the Museum. Learn how the great collection came about and what attracted Davidson-Houston to Gilbert White

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£5

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/a-collectors-tale/

Tim Jarvis

Tim Jarvis, Antarctic Explorer

  • 25 February 2016 6:30-8:30pm

Tim is committed to finding pragmatic solutions to major issues related to climate change and biodiversity loss. He is an experienced leader across disciplines and uses his public speaking engagements, films,and books about his expeditions and work to promote progressive thinking in these areas.

Tim Jarvis held a full house audience of 170 adults and children spellbound… eye-opening, fascinating and inspiring for everyone in the room.

Royal Geographical Society



Tim’s most recent expedition, the Shackleton Epic was the first authentic retracing of polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s “double” – using the same rudimentary equipment, period clothing, and technology as Shackleton.

Tea and Coffee are available as part of the ticket price.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/event/tim-jarvis/

Newt Survey

Museums at Night: Night time Newts!

  • 13 May 2016 8:30-10:30pm

Museum at Night returns for its May edition. This year Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is working in association with HIWWT to run a newt survey event! Participants will help lay traps to carry out a survey of the wildlife pond, take part in a classroom style session to understand why we survey and then return later to see what newts have made their way into the traps! A hand’s on experience, with plenty to learn. Guest’s asked to bring appropriate footwear and torches.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£7

Website

http://www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/events

The Wild Woods Sleepover

Museums at Night: The Wild Woods Sleepover

  • 13 — 14 May 2016 6pm-8:30am

An evening of exciting activities and crafts exploring the woodland and what lives there, culminating in a campfire cooked supper and a sleepover in tents in our 16th century barn. Don’t forget your torch!
Suitable for ages 5 and up
£15 per child, accompanying adult free. No more than 1 adult to each child.

Suitable for

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

Admission

£15 per child, accompanying adult free. No more than 1 adult to each child.

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

Website

www.gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

E-mail

info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

Telephone

01420 511275

Fax

01420 511040

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