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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections


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Over 250 years ago

Selborne and its surrounding landscape inspired Gilbert White’s life-long investigation of the natural world,
culminating in his world-famous book The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne.

We tell Gilbert White’s story within the walls of his family home and his unique 18th century garden.

The later extensions to the house host The Oates Collections, celebrating two very different explorers of the natural world…

What better place to start your exploration of the natural world…

 



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