The Oates Collection exhibits focus on the lives and adventures of two members of the Oates Family, both pioneers and explorers of the natural world.

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    Open six days a week Tuesday–Sunday 10.30am-5.15pm during September and October. From 1st November we will close at the slightly earlier time of 4.30pm.


Contact Details

Tel: 01420 511275 info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk

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Current Opening Times

During September and October we are open six days a week Tuesday–Sunday 10.30am-5.15pm. From 1st November we will close at the slightly earlier time of 4.30pm.

This Summer

This Summer

The summer, a spot of croquet and some of our award winning Tea Parlour refreshments served al fresco whilst you look out over Gilbert White's beautiful gardens. Sounds idyllic! Luckily all this is available on our lawn this summer!

2015 Wedding Brochure

2015 Wedding Brochure

Our new 2015 wedding brochure is now available to download.

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GILBERT WHITE’S HOUSESee the house and find out about the life and work of “the man who got us all birdwatching”
GILBERT WHITE’S GARDENThe beautiful garden and park set under the famous Selborne Hanger – one of the best sites in England
THE OATES COLLECTIONSee the fascinating Antarctic exhibition dedicated to Captain Oates, who accompanied Captain Scott to the South Pole in 1912 ‘I am just going out now and I may be some time’
FIELD STUDIES CENTREExplore, investigate and celebrate life! Exciting courses and programmes, tailored for children, young people and adults in our seventeenth century barn in a beautiful setting
TEA PARLOUR & SHOPEnjoy delicious lunches and teas in our awarding-winning Tea Parlour and browse in our well-stocked Shop. Free entry to our shop and tea parlour.
EVENTSCourses, exhibitions, and special events plus facilities/site hire for conferences and celebrations