October and November
Saturday 26th October – Sunday 3rd November
(Museum closed Mondays)
Entry: Normal Admission
Keep the children entertained this half-term with plenty of Autumn Activities here at Gilbert White’s House & Garden in Selborne. Follow the Timothy Trail and learn more about Gilbert’s beloved pet, whilst exploring over 30 acres of garden and parkland. Click here for more information.
CANCELLED: Talk, Q&A and Book Signing with Anne Secord:
Editor of the latest edition of The Natural History of Selborne
Saturday 2nd November, 1.30pm and 2.45pm in the Great Parlour
Regrettably, due to unforeseen circumstances, Anne Secord is unable to attend and we have had to cancel this event. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and do hope you will still visit us this weekend for our half-term family activities.
Anne Secord is an Affiliated Research Scholar at the University of Cambridge and editor of the latest edition of Gilbert White’s most famous work, The Natural History of Selborne (1789), published by Oxford University Press.Find out more here.
Thursday, 28th November 2013
Gilbert White’s Hampshire Barn
10.15am start, Museum closes at 4.30pm
Tickets: Pre-Booking Essential – £40 per delegate include coffee and biscuits on arrival and a 2-course Lunch
Speaker: Major General Patrick Cordingley DSO DSc FRGS
‘Captain Lawrence Oates – Soldier, Explorer, Hero’ the day promises to be fascinating, providing insight into the character and nature of the man who uttered the immortal words ‘I am just going outside and I may be some time.’
With a distinguished military career, Patrick Cordingley is best known for commanding the 7th Armoured Brigade – the Desert Rats – during the first Gulf War. An authority on Captain Lawrence Oates, he has written a best-selling biography on Oates.
The day starts with coffee and, following the talk, a two-course lunch will be provided by the award-winning Tea Parlour with ample time in the afternoon to enjoy the Oates Antarctic Galleries, the rest of the Museum, gardens and gift shop.
The cost, inclusive of morning coffee, lunch & Museum entry is £40 per delegate.
To book your place on this Study Day, please download the Booking Form here, or telephone the museum on 01420 511275.
Admission: £5 Adults (Includes a free glass of Mulled Wine), £2.50 Children, Under-5s FREE.
Festive Celebrations begin at Gilbert White’s with our annual Mulled Wine Day. See the house bedecked with 18th century decorations, smell the scent of Gilbert’s very own Mulled Wine recipe, and join our gardeners as they go a-wassailing in one of Christmas’ most ancient traditions. Click here for more information.
Please note that as this is a fundraising event, Season Passes, Residents’ Passes, and ‘2 for 1’ vouchers are not valid on Special Event Days.
Saturday 7th December, 7.30pm-11.00pm
Tickets include a delicious Regency supper, with a warm glass of Negus upon your arrival. Costumes and partners are by no means essential, and with a 20% discount for groups of 4 or more make sure you book your tickets today on: 01420 511 275.
Admission: Groups of 4 £40 each; Couples £45 each; Individuals £50.