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

10 Tips for what to do in January!

With many places closed for the winter, there’s plenty to do on a January Weekend in Selborne!
1. Visit the garden

With 25 acres of garden and parkland to roam, you can certainly blow away the cobwebs with a winter walk! In 2017 we have LOWERED the price of our garden admission to just £5.50!! Winter is a beautiful time of year to visit Selborne!

2. Learn…

Join us on the 19th as the Natural History Museum’s Steph West will be giving a talk on Bats in Natural History. A must for anyone with an interest in nature.

3. Bird watch

Gilbert White, has been credited as the one who got us all bird watching, and no wonder as his home is the perfect place to do it! So grab some binoculars, warm up warm, find a nook and see what you can find!
4. Pick up a bargain

Although our shop has moved into the little parlour whilst we work on the shop, it’s still crammed full of delightful gifts and keepsakes. Or why not have a look through our £1 book table? All the proceeds go to the upkeep of the museum!

5. Walk the zig zag

The zig-zag is one of the best known features of the selborne landscape, take the challenge and walk up it and see the spectacular views from the top.

6. Enjoy a winter lunch

Come in from the cold to our Tea Parlour that is serving seasonal lunches, warm drinks and plenty of cake to fortify you against all the January has in store!
7. See the first signs of spring

Look to the ground to see the crocuses and snowdrops beginning to show themselves! Our garden has a beautiful snow drop display!
8. Learn a skill

Is learning a skill on your new year’s resolutions? Why not sign up for our preserve making workshops? Or perhaps our Entomology workshop?
9. Spend time with your family!

Gilbert White & The Oates Collections has something for everyone! From running wild through the park, to learning more about polar exploration, there’s plenty to keep everyone interested, whatever the weather.

10. Volunteer

Do something amazing in 2017! Why not develop a skill or passion and help us out. We always need an extra pair of hands, either working with our collections, working behind the scenes, welcoming our visitors or working in the garden. You name it we’ve got it!