House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 - 5.00

White’s Christmas Market

Join us on Saturday 4 December for our White’s Christmas Market.

Entry is £2.00 per adult + kids go FREE
Admission grants you entry to the market in the barn and the house which will have festive entertainment, great food and mulled wine!
Between 10:30–4:30 there will be festive Christmas stalls in the barn for you to do some Christmas shopping, as well as games and raffles.
Please get in contact with Monique from our Events team (events@gilbertwhiteshouse.org.uk) if you belong to a choir and would like to perform.
We look forward to shopping, singing and being merry with you soon!
House open to 6pm
Last entry at 5pm

Christmas Market Stallholders include…

Rachel Hudson Illustration: Nature focused seasonal greetings cards, and illustrated homeware, and my debut children’s book 100 Endangered Species
The Firsty Foal: Drinks gift sets
DeBuriart: Wall art, cushions, candles, eco friendly and vegan products
Candles of Chawton: Hand poured, highly fragranced, artisan tin candles made from soy blend wax which are cruelty free and vegan friendly.
Kemlo & Kemlo: Fresh Christmas Wreaths and Dried (indoor) wreaths
The Spice Boutique Ltd: Condiments, seasoning, bio oils, swiss honey, handcrafted, bio, natural products. High quality, gourmet products.
Laura Huartson Illustrations: Hand painted Christmas decorations, Christmas cards, greeting cards, fridge magnets, prints, notebooks, keyrings
Candy moon studio: Homeware, gifts, Christmas decorations

Entertainment in the house includes…

Froxfield Choir

The Mummers

  • Start Date: 04 Dec 21
  • End Date: 04 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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