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    Gilbert White loved his garden and the landscape around him. His book remains a fascinating commentary on the natural world and his house and grounds are yet to reveal all their secrets... What better place to celebrate your special day...Our new 2015/16 wedding brochure is now available...
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    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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    We are open three days a week, Friday-Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm.

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Current Opening Times

We are open three days a week, Friday-Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm. From 16th February we are back to our usual six day a week opening.

An Independent Charitable Trust and Accredited Museum.

Wedding Fayre

Wedding Fayre

See our stunning 16th Century Hampshire Barn at its finest...


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