Visitor Information

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Gilbert White’s House & Garden
The Wakes
High Street
GU34 3JH

Opening Times 2014

1 January 2014 – Open 10.30am-4.30pm

3 January-17 February              Friday–Sunday       10.30am-4.30pm
18 February–31 March             Tuesday–Sunday   10.30am-4.30pm
1 April–31 October                     Tuesday–Sunday   10.30am-5.15pm
1 November–21 December     Tuesday–Sunday   10.30am-4.30pm

We are also open on Bank Holidays, and Mondays in July & August

Admission Charges 2014

Adult £9.00
Concession £8.00
Under 16 £3.50
Under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2A + 3C) £22.00
Pre-booked group of 10 or more £7.00
Garden Only £7.00


Welcome to Gilbert White’s House & Garden and The Oates Collection website. Come and enjoy a special day out at this fascinating and most original museum commemorating important individuals in the exploration of the natural world, set in an historic village in beautiful countryside. Having paid admission, our guests are free to come and go as often as they please that day. View the House and Museum, go for a walk around the delightful gardens and through the Park to see the follies, take tea in the Parlour and shop in the old billiard room. Time and energy permitting, walk up the famous Gilbert White’s Zig Zag path through the hanging beech woods, return and tour the grounds. Or just sit and look at one of the most delightful views in the South of England.

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The museum welcomes visitors with disabilities and we will do all we can if any assistance is needed. The ground floor of the house, the Tea Parlour and the gift shop are all level access or ramped access. The first floor, which accommodates the Oates Gallery and Gilbert White’s bedchamber, is only accessible via stairs: there is no lift. The garden is accessible on well-kept grass and paths specially laid with very shallow gravel. The parkland beyond the garden is sloping and laid to rough grass. The museum has a non-motorised wheelchair which visitors are free to borrow – just ask at Reception.

A short film ‘The Oates Collection’ was produced following the recent refurbishment of the Captain Lawrence Oates galleries at Gilbert White’s House. The film, produced as a student project, provides a virtual tour for those unable to access the first floor galleries.


Official Guide Dogs are welcome in the house. Well behaved dogs are permitted in the garden with responsible owners, but must be kept on leads.

Tel: 01420 511275
Fax: 01420 511040
Email: info@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk