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.
Moth Nights

Moth Night

  • 16 October 2018 7:30-9pm

Join us and learn a little more about the fantastic world of moths.

Moths are sensitive indicators of the health of the natural environment and a vital part of the food chain; something which didn’t escape the attention of Gilbert White as early as the 18th Century.

We are having a series of moth nights (and mornings) this year one a month during the most active part of the mothing season (except for August when we take a break), each night will see a different variety of moths as we see the seasons change. Join us on this fantastic journey into the night time world of moths.

As well as helping to identify any moths that are seen, during the night sessions there will be an opportunity to experience other nocturnal life in the grounds especially looking out, or listening, for owls and bats.

This event will include outdoor activity including a short walk so please come dressed appropriately for the weather and time of year with sturdy footwear and bring a torch. A warm drink and biscuits will be provided during the evening’s activities and a light breakfast snack will be available for the morning sessions.

£6 per session –hot drinks and snacks provided.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£6

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=moth-nights%2F&event_date=2018-04-10

WILD Art

WILD Art Exhibition

  • 8 September — 30 November 2018 *on now

WILD is collective of four female artists, whose styles and methods all vary in creating wonderful pieces of contemporary art. For this exhibition the artist’s will create new artwork responding to the words of Gilbert White and the scenic landscape of Selborne, where Gilbert lived.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free with admission

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=wild-art-exhibition%2F&event_date=2018-09-08

Astronomy Course

Astronomy Course (10 week)

  • 20 September — 29 November 2018 *on now

We are delighted to offer this informal 10 week course with Graham Bryant from the Hampshire Astronomical Group. The Course will cover the some of the historical aspects of astronomy and we will view some of the notable people and events in the history of mankind’s quest to understand the cosmos and our place in it.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£100

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=astronomy-course-10-week%2F&event_date=2018-09-20

The Past, Present and Future of the South Downs National Park

The Past, Present and Future of the South Downs National Park

  • 18 October 2018 7-9pm

A presentation into the formation of the UK national parks movement, how the South Downs as a national park came into being, its incredible natural and cultural heritage assets and the challenges for the future. The talk will include a chance to watch a 30 minute version of the popular BBC4 film The South Downs: England’s Mountains Green which takes us into the heart of the UK's newest national park - the South Downs, an extraordinary year exploring the park's stunning landscapes, rich history, wildlife and people. What emerges is a portrait of one of Britain's most iconic landscapes, described by William Blake as 'England's mountains green'. Nick Heasman is the Countryside and Policy Manager for the South Downs National Park Authority and trustee of the Gilbert White & The Oates Collection. He leads a team that develops programmes to support and promote the protected landscape of the UK's third largest and most populated National Park.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£10

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=past-present-future-south-downs-national-park%2F&event_date=2018-10-18

Birds & Beasts - Collage Art with WILD

Birds & Beasts - Collage Art with WILD

  • 22 October 2018 10am-12:30pm

Looking for something to do this half term for both you and the kids? We have just the answer…Spend the morning with artists from the WILD art group, as they teach both you and your child(ren) how to create a beautiful canvas picture of a bird or animal using paint, a variety of materials and mediums and collage papers. All materials are provided and all participants will take their artwork home. There are limited spaces available, so book now if you want to come along!

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£16 for adult & child (£8 for each extra child)

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=birds-beasts-collage-art-wild%2F&event_date=2018-10-22

Nature Camp

Nature Camp (8-12 edition)

  • 23 — 24 October 2018 10am-4pm

Holiday day camp for kids between 8 and 12 who have a passion for wildlife and the outdoors. Using all of our 30 acre site and neighbouring woodland, children will be able to run off some steam and learn more about the world around them. Activities include pond dipping, habitat building, animal tracking, bat box building, wild art and Bushcraft. See our website for more details. extended hours available.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

£25 per child/day

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=nature-camp-8-12-years%2F&event_date=2018-10-23

Museums at Night Sleepover

Museums at Night Sleepover

  • 26 — 27 October 2018 6pm-9:30am

Our annual Museums at Night Autumn Sleepover returns this year for kids aged 5+ and their adult. An evening of nature themed activities, campfire cooking and a night walk around the grounds will be followed by camping inside our 16th century barn and breakfast in the morning. £25 per child with one adult per child included free, additional adult £10 a head.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£25 per child with one adult per child included free

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=museums-night-sleepover%2F&event_date=2018-10-26

Nature Camp

Nature Camp (5-7 edition)

  • 26 October 2018 From 10am

Holiday day camp for kids between 5 and 7 who have a passion for wildlife and the outdoors. Using all of our 30 acre site and neighbouring woodland, children will be able to run off some steam and learn more about the world around them. Activities include pond dipping, habitat building, animal tracking, bat box building, wild art and Bushcraft. See our website for more details. extended hours available.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£25 per child

Website

http://gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk/?event=nature-camp-5-7-years%2F&event_date=2018-10-26

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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