Enjoy the charm of the 18th-century home of the author and naturalist Gilbert White, set in some 25 acres of beautiful restored gardens and parkland.

Family portraits, antique furniture and original manuscripts are on display. The Oates Collection celebrates the life of Victorian explorer Frank Oates and his nephew, Captain Lawrence Oates, who died heroically on Captain Scott's ill-fated Antarctic Expedition of 1911/12. There's an award-winning tea parlour and a well-stocked gift shop.

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections

The Wakes, High Street, Selbourne, Hampshire, GU34 3JH

01420 511 275


Opening times

Jan 1st - Feb Half Term Fri-Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm

Feb Half Term- Apr Tues-Sun 10.30am - 4.30pm

Apr-Oct Tues-Sun 10.30am - 5pm

Open Bank Holiday Mondays and everyday throughout July & August.

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