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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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    Open six days a week Tuesday–Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm
    until December 22nd. Opening after our Christmas break for New Year's Day.

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Open six days a week Tuesday–Sunday 10.30am-4.30pm until December 22nd. Opening after our Christmas Break for New Year's Day.

An Independent Charitable Trust and Accredited Museum.

Group Visits: Exclusive Winter Offer

Group Visits: Exclusive Winter Offer

Your opportunity to explore Gilbert White & the Oates Collections at a wonderful time of year for a reduced rate...

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As the year draws to a close,
on behalf of the whole team at


Gilbert White & The Oates Collections


I would like to thank you for your support & patronage and wish you all a very


Miriam Tong, General Manager


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