Gilbert White's House

Gilbert White's House

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. There is a museum, fascinating historic collections and educational activities for the whole family.

Situated in the village of Selborne, visitors can explore the gardens which are one of the best-kept secrets in Hampshire. There is also a café, gift shop, facilities and welcome visitors with disabilities and special access requirements.

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. The House and Museum 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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