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

  • 9 December 2017 10am-12pm
  • 13 January 2018 10am-12pm
  • 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

mrs oates gets to the truth

Mrs Oates gets to the Truth

  • 25 November 2017 7-9pm
  • 26 November 2017 4-7pm

Mrs Oates demanded to know ‘How and why my Son died in the Antarctic?’

This dramatised lecture is taken straight from her manuscript interviews in 1913 carried out with the surviving members of the doomed expedition to the South Pole 1910 – 1912

With a talented cast including our chairman Rosemary Irwin playing Caroline Oates herself, Bryan Oates, Mrs Oates’s great grandson reveals all. With Eleanor Marsden, Alec Walters and Tom Alexander.

Saturday 25 November at 7.00 pm
Sunday 26 November at 4.00 pm

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£20

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=mrs-oates-gets-truth%2F&event_date=2017-11-25

Wreath Making Workshop

Wreath Making Workshop

  • 25 — 26 November 2017 11am-12:30pm

Rosemary Lanning will be giving her popular Christmas wreath making workshop again this year. It was so popular last year that we are putting on two workshops this year. Have a relaxing day of making beautiful unique Christmas wreaths, with good company, refreshments and an opportunity to visit the museum.

Wreath Making workshops on both Saturday and Sunday from 11am The workshop will finish at approximately 12.30pm for lunch with plenty of time to visit the museum in the afternoon.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£40

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=wreath-making%2F&event_date=2017-11-25

solway firth

The Solway Firth ‘A lifetime in conservation’

  • 30 November 2017 7-9pm

As part of our Autumn Nature Lecture Series Gilbert White & The Oates collections are delighted to welcome Dr Brian Irving MBE. Having been the manager of the Solway Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) for over 20 years Brian has a wealth of experience in nature conservation and landscape restoration. His talk will explore the many and varied projects he has undertaken from bog restoration to species introductions and his personal passion for wildlife photography and birdwatching.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=solway-firth-lifetime-conservation%2F&event_date=2017-11-30

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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