House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday

House & Garden Admission

From the 18th May Gilbert White’s House will be open again!

To celebrate we are offering 25% off online tickets!

Adult: £9

Concession (Over 60’s & Students): £8

Child Under 16 : £4 

Child Under 5: Free 

Family (2 Adults & 3 Children): £19

You will be able to use this ticket to visit the House & Garden.

Pre-booking is not essential. Please be aware that if the house is full you will asked to wait a few minutes before entering. Please be aware that house has some reinterpretation work going on s some rooms will may not be accessible.

Please not that the museum does not open on Mondays unless it is a Bank Holiday

Gardeners World 2 for 1 Offer: Unfortunately our website can’t handle more than one offer at at time! But if you pay on the door you can use our Gardener’s World card!

Click here for our Covid-19 FAQ’s. 




4966 available
House & Garden Family (2A&3C) Online£19.00
4990 available
House & Garden Under 5 Online£0.00
4989 available
House & Garden Child Online£4.00
4730 available
House & Garden Concession Online£8.00
4733 available
House & Garden Adult Online£9.00
  • Start Date: 18 May 21
  • End Date: 24 Dec 21
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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