Following Government advice we have regretfully closed the museum until further notice.


We will continue to provide a basic village shop service and a take-away meals and drinks service from White’s.

The village shop will continue to sell newspapers, basic provisions, ready meals and some luxury items. If there is something you would like us to stock, please let us know and if we can secure a supply we will stock it.

White’s Café-bar will be selling take-away food (breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, and picnics) and drink and the outdoor tables will remain in the Stable Yard. If you have special requests for dinners, cakes, etc. please ask, we are here to help if we can.

For the time being the shop will continue with the current opening hours. However, we will have to review this once we understand demand and income in relation to our costs. We are fortunate to have the support of our wonderful friends, neighbours and visitors. Please keep supporting us in any way you can through this difficult time

Opening times


08.45-16.00 Daily

To help safeguard our staff, please pay by card!

You can also buy great take-away pub meals and real ales from the Selborne Arms – please support them too!

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Visit Gilbert White’s House and Gardens in Hampshire

If you fancy a day out and want to visit somewhere a bit different, then why not try the beautifully restored house and gardens of local natural history hero Gilbert White. We have a museum, fascinating historic collections and educational activities for the whole family.

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Selborne and its surrounding landscape inspired Gilbert White’s life-long investigation of the natural world, culminating in his world-famous book The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. We tell Gilbert White’s story within the walls of his family home and garden. The later extensions to the house host The Oates Collections, celebrating two very different explorers of the natural world…


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