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Gilbert White and The Oates Collections

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Tourist Information Centre Gift Shop
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Gilbert White & The Oates Collections is open Monday to Sunday. No pre-booking is needed.

Please check the website for measures in place before your visit.


Explore this charming country home set in 25 acres of gardens…

Located in the picturesque Hampshire village of Selborne, in a charming country house, discover three fascinating stories about explorers of the Natural World.

Explore Rev. Gilbert White’s atmospheric home, which is set in 25 acres of restored gardens and ancient parkland, situated beneath the beech-clad ‘Hanger’.

Learn about the fascinating life and travels of Frank Oates, a 19th century explorer who was one of the first Europeans to journey to Africa and the Americas.

Interactive galleries tell the moving story of Antarctic Hero Captain Lawrence Oates, who travelled the epic journey of discovery to the South Pole in 1911-12 with Captain Scott. He is remembered for his tremendous courage when sacrificing his life in the hope of saving his comrades when he walked out into a severe blizzard uttering the famous last words “I am just going outside and may be some time”.

Delight in the wonderful garden with plant sales too. Free entry to our cafe and charming gift shop.

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Car park situated behind Selborne Arms pub.  

Follow path along High St to Gilbert White & The Oates Collections. 

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Gift shop

Plant sales

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Adult £12

Concession £11

Child £6

Family £25 (valid for 12 months) 

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Tuesday – Sunday 10.30am – 5pm


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Ground-floor, shop, cafe and gardens are accessible.

Service dogs welcome. disabled toilets and baby change area.

Audio descriptive guide and hearing loop available. 

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