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.
summer explorer fun

Summer Explorer Fun

  • 26 July — 3 September 2017

Backpack Fun @The Garden
26th July-3rd September Free with Admission
Borrow one of our Family Explorer Backpacks from reception to take your natural adventure to the next level. Backpacks include magnifying glasses, binoculars, sketch books and identification keys. Deposit required.

Gilbert’s Geocaching Fun @The Garden
26th July-3rd September Free with Admission
Running throughout the holidays, families can try their hand at geocaching and scavenger hunts in our gardens and parkland. GPS devices can be hired from reception or you can use your own. Free with valid museum ticket. All ages welcome. No booking required

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?exhibition=summer-explorer-fun%2F&exhibition_date=2017-07-26

heritage gardening

Heritage Gardening

  • 24 July 2017 10:30am-5pm *on now
  • 31 July 2017 10:30am-5pm
  • 7 August 2017 10:30am-5pm
  • 14 August 2017 10:30am-5pm
  • 21 August 2017 10:30am-5pm
  • 28 August 2017 10:30am-5pm

On a Monday modern tools and equipment will be banned from the kitchen garden as crops are sown, weeded and harvested for the kitchen. Members of the garden team will be working in eighteenth century costume and using heritage tools to carry out the tasks that Gilbert White recorded in his 'Garden Kalendar'.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with Admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?exhibition=heritage-gardening%2F&exhibition_date=2017-07-08

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

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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