Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 4.30PM & Bank Holidays

Cocktail Club

Cocktail Club is back by popular demand!

Working with one base spirit per evening, we will meet in the FSC where our cocktail shakers will demonstrate how to prepare three cocktails,

Which you will then create for yourselves, working in groups!

Booking for the chance to create your own cocktails is essential, however if you would like to come a little later (8pm) to try out the cocktails then just turn up!

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Gilbert Whites House

Gilbert White was aged 7 or 8 when the White family moved from the Vicarage on Selborne’s Plestor, to this house, called ‘The Wakes’ (named after the Wake family who had lived here previously). At that time the property would have been no more than a ‘two up, two down’  but over the subsequent years lots of extensions and additions have been made, creating the long sizeable house you see today.

The rooms have been restored following descriptions in White’s own correspondence and include a chair he used at Oriel College, Oxford (loaned from the College), items of contemporary furniture, family portraits and bed hangings embroidered for him by his aunts.

On display is the original manuscript of his book, The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, which was purchased with generous help from English Heritage and others.

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