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The Winepipe returns!


Gilbert White described a rather unusual feature of his beloved garden, a mound, made from the spoils of his HaHa with a spinning port barrel on top, finished with a thatched roof. A replica of such a contraction has been a common site in the gardens of Gilbert Whites House for many decades. Local councillorRead More

White walks Writers Way


Chair of Trustees Rosemary Irwin, is continuing her successful literary walks following in the footsteps of Gilbert White. This year she plans to walk the Writer’s Way on Sunday 23rd April. The walk, which will raise funds for the museum’s major renovation project, is the next logical step after two very successful walks from SelborneRead More

It’s a nice a day for a Gilbert White Wedding


Gilbert White & the Oates Collections cordially invite you to their second annual Wedding Fayre. The barn at Gilbert White’s House is a favourite for beautiful weddings, with brides and grooms from all over Hampshire, Sussex, Surrey and London spending their special day in Selborne. This year’s Wedding Fayre on Sunday 7th May is biggerRead More

English Tourism Week


It’s English Tourism Week! So here’s 7 ways to celebrate! Visit us! Sounds simple and it is! We are a heritage hidden gem, so if you’ve never been why not visit us Tuesday-Sunday? 2. Enjoy Selborne  There’s plenty to do in Selborne, climb the famous zig zag named one of the best views in EnglandRead More

Family fun this Easter!


Easter is just around the corner as we have plenty going on in Selborne! On the 8th April grab your wellies and join us for a walk! At 11am and 1pm we will be going on family friendly sensory walk through our grounds to explore the changing seasons. Also from the 8th we will runningRead More

10 facts about Lawrence Oates


10 facts about Lawrence Oates St. Patrick’s Day is a very special day for us at Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 1. It’s his birthday and death day.  Lawrence Edward Grace Oates was born on the 17th March 1880, to William and Caroline Oates at their home Gestingthorpe Hall in Essex. Lawrence, was hisRead More

Inspired By The Word


Gilbert White’s garden is due to host an exciting art collection this year. Inspired by the Word is a collection of pieces of art by British artists inspired by Hampshire’s great writers. Works inspired by Gilbert White, Jane Austen and Edward Thomas will be on display in venues all over the county to celebrate HampshireRead More

Tips for Mother’s Day!


tips for mother's day

Mother’s Day is just around the corner on the 26th March! Here are seven tips for making a Mum feel loved this mothering Sunday! 1. Try something new! Tired of giving gifts that don’t mean anything why not book mum onto one of our garden courses? We have two coming up in Cottage Containers or ourRead More

Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter?


After the success of ‘Penguin Ecology & Biology’ Gilbert White & the Oates collections is gearing up for the second instalment of it’s three part Antarctic lecture Series. On Thursday 30th March at 6:30pm Professor Klaus Dodds will be asking ‘Why do Shackleton & Scott Matter’ in his talk about the British explorers legacies. ProfessorRead More

International Woman’s Day


Today is International Woman’s Day and although we’re a museum that celebrates the lives of three great men, behind every great man is a network of great women! Here’s a spotlight on Molly White, one of my favourite members of Gilbert’s Family. Molly White was born in 1759, the daughter of Mary Yalden and ThomasRead More

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