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Visit Gilbert White’s House and Gardens in Hampshire

If you fancy a day out and want to visit somewhere a bit different, then why not try the beautifully restored house and gardens of local natural history hero Gilbert White. We have a museum, fascinating historic collections and educational activities for the whole family.

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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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