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Important Notice:

Works will be taking place over the weekend (13th-14th Jan) on the B3006 outside the Museum. The traffic will be managed by traffic lights, which we hope will not be too disruptive.

This is due to electrical works for our new visitor facilities in the Stable Yard.

Please also 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. 

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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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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