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

Make your own Christmas Decorations

Join Frances Law and Rosemary Lanning each Monday in the run up to Christmas, and learn to make a beautiful Christmas Decoration for your home.

£10 per session includes materials and refreshments.Workshops from 10:30am-12:30pm

5th November: Scandinavian Style Tree Decorations

12th November: Miniature Christmas trees made of fir cones and decorated with small felt baubles

19th November: Teasel animals

26th November: Mini snowmen tree decorations

3rd December: Cancelled.

10th December: Pomanders


  • Start Date: 05 Nov 18
  • End Date: 10 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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