Things To See & Do


The House

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings. The original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, is also on display.
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The Garden

Gilbert White was an experimental, keen and enthusiastic gardener and elements he designed include the wine-pipe seat, the cut-out statue of Hercules and two hahas plus the herb garden, kitchen garden and  ‘six quarters’. 18th century planting ensures that the garden has much to offer the true plantsman but it can be equally enjoyed for its tranquillity, simple charm and beauty…
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The Oates Collections

The Captain Lawrence Oates’s  gallery tells the story of Oates’s distinguished service in the Boer War and the story of the Scott Expedition of 1910-12.
The Frank Oates Gallery is a stunning display of Central American birds collected from his travels there.  The Gallery also details his fateful journey to Africa…
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The Tea Parlour

Delicious refreshments are served in our elegantly restored dining room.  We pride ourselves on our selection of speciality teas and home-made cakes…
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The Gift Shop

We  stock a wide selection of gifts and books, including three different editions of Gilbert White’s book, ‘The Natural History of Selborne’. Occasionally we have older collectable editions…
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