Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10.30AM to 5PM & Bank Holidays

Mulled Wine Weekend 2018

Join us for Christmas cheer, live entertainment, wassailing, children’s crafts, Christmas shopping and of course Mulled Wine at this wonderful free Yuletide event.

Mulled Wine Weekend – What’s On

Saturday 1st December

11am Wassailing – Orchard

12pm Froxfield Choir – Discovery Room

1pm Shuffletunes – Great Parlour

2pm Wassailing – Orchard

3pm Selborne Choir – Discovery Room

4pm – 8pm Christmas in Selborne.

All day

Biscuit decorating in the old Kitchen

Mulled wine from the Brewhouse

Guess the weight of the cake in the Little Parlour.

 

 

 

Sunday 2nd December

11am Wassailing – Orchard

12pm Luminosa Young Voices – Discovery Room

1pm Wassailing – Orchard

1.30pm Wickham Morris – Great Parlour / Outside (weather dependent)

2pm Barton Stacey Chamber Choir – Discovery Room

2.30 Wickham Morris – Great Parlour/Outside (weather dependent) S

3pm Alton community Choir

All day

Biscuit decorating in the old Kitchen

Mulled wine from the Brewhouse

Don’t forget to Guess the weight of the cake in the little Parlour.

4pm Announce the winner of Guess the weight of the Cake

  • Start Date: 01 Dec 18
  • End Date: 02 Dec 18
  • Please note: tickets purchased from us are non refundable.

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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