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Important Notice: Please note that we are currently in the middle of renovation works which mean that although we are running to the fullest capacity we can, parts of the museum are closed, and some rooms may not be looking their best. We thank you for your patience.
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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. We 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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What our visitors saying about their experience
I’ve always wanted to visit this place. Out of this world!Ms W
A treasure on our doorstep.Mr P
The charming service and delicious food in the Tea Parlour excelled.Mrs R
The museum exceeded expectations and the worksheet kept our children thoroughly occupied.Mrs F
Most interesting, and lovely restful gardens.Mrs B
Fascinating and wonderful place. A great atmosphere.Miss L
Top marks for: the Tea Parlour, definitely a place to visit again.Mrs S
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