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

Christmas is coming early to Gilbert White’s!

Christmas is coming early to Gilbert White & The Oates Collections this year! We are gearing up for the festive period with craft workshops throughout November and December and has a wonderful Christmas program for all the family.

The festive events kick off from as early as the 5th November! As volunteers Frances Law and Rosemary Lanning run a Christmas decorations workshop each Monday until the 10th December. Each session Rosemary & Frances will teach you how to make beautiful decorations for your home, each session costs £10 and runs from 10:30-12:30, the cost includes materials and refreshments.

On Sunday 25th November you can try your hand at Wreath Making, in our popular workshop, so popular in fact that the Saturday workshop has already sold out! This relaxing day of making beautiful unique Christmas wreaths, with good company, refreshments and an opportunity to visit the museum, starts at 11am and costs £40.

Once we are in December the real festivities begin our traditional Mulled Wine Weekend is on the 1st & 2nd December this year. A totally free event join the Museum for Christmas cheer, live entertainment, wassailing, children’s crafts, Christmas shopping and of course Mulled Wine!

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The house will be decorated beautifully throughout December and the house, gardens and cafe will be open right up until 2pm on Christmas Eve, Tuesday-Sundays. The Museum will close for the Christmas and New Year period and will open again to the public on January 4th.