Group Visits to the Museum

Bring a group or coach party to the Museum!

March-October £7.50 per person

November-February £6.00 per person

We advise you leave at least 2 hrs and 30 mins free to properly enjoy the Museum and Grounds!

Coach drivers are entitled to free entry and lunch.

We are delighted to cater for group visits to the Museum.  Please check availability for the date that you are proposing here. You may also place a preliminary booking.  For further details about what is available for group visits, and to download a booking form, please see our  Group Information Pack 2016


Introductory Talk

An introductory talk is offered to groups at no extra cost, and will give a further insight into the history of the house and the three explorers of the natural world whose lives and work we celebrate here at the museum.

Garden Tour

Learn about Gilbert White the Gardener and the plants and features described in his writings. With over twenty acres of ancient parkland and some five acres of restored gardens with a focus on 18th century planting, a garden tour is a fascinating way to discover one of Gilbert White’s passions. Garden Tours are available by prior arrangement for an additional small fee.

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Delicious refreshments are served in our elegantly restored dining room. We pride ourselves on our selection of homemade cakes and wholesome lunches. See our Groups Information Pack 2016 for more details.

Why not check out the Tea Parlour’s Instagram?

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Nearby Places of Interest

Selborne Pottery

All the work is hand thrown and turned stoneware. No machines or moulds are used and the traditional techniques have taken many years to perfect.

Selborne Common

Discover the magnificent beech woods and flower-filled meadows that inspired Gilbert White...

St Marys Church – Selborne

St Mary's Church was founded in Saxon times and mentioned in the Domesday Book, the present church with its Norman tower and nave, largely dates from 1180

Lavender Fields

Our aim is to capture and bring to you the essence of our lavender fields!

Curtis Museum Alton

Explore 100 million years of history Displays include prehistoric tools, Roman pottery reconstruction, Saxon burials, the Battle of Alton 1643, the notorious tale of Sweet Fanny Adams and hop picking and brewing.

The Watercress Line

Let the train take the strain as you sit back, relax and travel through the heart of the English countryside...

Queen Elizabeth Park

Admire the fantastic views from the South Downs Way from the peak of Butser Hill, the highest point in the county...


Uppark: a tranquil and intimate 18th-century house...

Jane Austen’s House

Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton, Hampshire is the only house where Jane lived and wrote which is open to the public as a museum.

Chawton House Library

An internationally respected research and learning centre for the study of early women's writing from 1600 to 1830.

Bursledon Brickworks

Be amazed at the authentic sights, sounds and smells of the last steam-driven Victorian brickworks in the UK...

Stansted Park

Stansted Park stands in 1700 acres of parkland and ancient forest within the South Downs national Park.

Butser Ancient Farm

A unique experimental archaeological site and a fascinating day out. Nestled into the rolling South Downs National Park

Hollycombe Steam Collection

Hollycombe is far more than just a working steam museum, it's a place where the past comes to life.

Hinton Ampner

Elegant country house with highly distinctive gardens...

Petersfield Museum

Exhibitions on local history, historic costume and work by the local artist Flora Twort...

Alton Abbey

Alton Abbey is an Anglican Benedictine Monastery in the village of Beech, near Alton...

 Special Offers

Gilbert’s Birthday Week Special

18th-24th July 2016

To celebrate Gilbert White’s birthday for one week only our group admission will be just £6 per person! Enjoy the museum and grounds in the hight of the summer season for Winter prices! Subject to availability.

October Offer 

1st-31st October 2016

Groups booking for October 2016 will enjoy a FREE Garden Tour with their visit. Enjoy the rich heritage of the house and gardens, which will be full of amazing Autumn colour at that time of year. Why not include a warming home-made soup lunch for your visit after your tour around our grounds.

Winter Months

Bookings made for November 1st till February 28th  are eligible for our Winter rate of £6 per person!

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Comments from Group Visits to the Museum

Beckenham and Bromley Historical Association – May 2014:

“Thanks again for a very enjoyable morning. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed their visit and how helpful and friendly everyone was. I think the main comment was they could have done with longer at the house but hope it gave people a feel for the collections and encourage them to return in due course. The tea, coffee and biscuits were very nicely served and everyone really appreciated them. Your introductory talk was also very helpful in setting the scene for everyone and included very good information for the group both about the Oates and Gilbert White. A few of the group even made it into the church and were duly impressed by it. Also the garden was lovely to go out into and wander round and we were lucky that the rain held off.”

The Wayfarers – May 2014

“Thank you so much for the delightful introduction you gave us to The Wakes. My group thoroughly enjoyed their visit.”

Tenterden & District National Trust – May 2014:

“The vast majority of our group had never been to your museum before and were absolutely delighted with it.  The mixture of two very different men had a very wide appeal and we all thought all the staff so welcoming and helpful.”

Eastbourne NADFAS – July 2011:

‘Just to say how very much we all enjoyed our visit to the Gilbert White’s House and garden and the Oates Collection. Everyone was so welcoming, the coffee and shortbread were delicious, and the ham salad that I had was just something else! Everyone loved the garden and the house has such a lovely atmosphere. Thank you too for making all the admin. so easy. Altogether , a lovely day.’

Ashford Decorative & Fine Arts Society – June 2010:

“Thank you very much for giving our group such a lovely welcome. We all found our visit fascinating and were amazed at how much there was to see. We were only sorry we had not allocated more time!”

Hampstead Norreys WI – August 2010:

“I write to say thank you to you and all your team for enabling us to visit last month and for making the evening such a success. The Assistant Manager gave us a very warm welcome and went on to deliver a very professional presentation on the history of the charity. We then enjoyed the opportunity to take our own route and look around at our own pace before finishing up in the Gift Shop.”

Army Chaplins Group – November 2010:

“Thank you to all at Gilbert White’s House for your welcome and helpfulness when we visited Selborne last week…Please pass on our thanks to the Duty Manager for her engaging introduction to Gilbert White, Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates and to the many interesting collections.”

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