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Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial Trust


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Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection


High Street
GU34 3JH

Tel: +44 01420 511275

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Gilbert White's House & Garden and The Oates Collection

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections celebrates the lives of three explorers of the natural world. The historic house was the home of the eighteenth century pioneering naturalist Gilbert White; whose major work The Natural History of Selborne has never been out of print since its publication in 1789. The House is surrounded by 25 acres of majestic restored garden and parkland, which specialises in eighteenth century plants and gardening methods inspired by Gilbert White.

The Museum is also home to the Oates Collections where visitors can discover the stories of the nineteenth century explorer Frank Oates, who travelled extensively around Africa and Central America and the heroic Captain Lawrence Oates.  The Collection commemorates the life of Lawrence Oates, who travelled with Scott to the South Pole on the epic yet ill-fated Terra Nova Expedition of 1912.

This unique and diverse, interactive Museum also boasts an award winning Tea Parlour, which serves light lunches, homemade cakes and cream teas. A well-stocked and unusual gift shop and outdoor plant sales.   


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

2017 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£9.50 per ticket
Child (under 16)£4.00 per ticket
Child (under 5)Free
Concession£8.50 per ticket
Family (2A + 3C)£24.00 per ticket
Garden only£7.50 per ticket
Pre-booked group of 10 or more (price each)£7.50 per ticket

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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