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

Heritage Open Day 2017

Ever wanted to see what’s not on display at Gilbert White’s House?

heritage open day 2017
What’s in Store is a once a year opportunity to visit the house for free whilst see a range of objects not usually on display!
The event on the 7th September is part of Heritage Open Days and this is the second year we have participated. Heritage Open Days has gone from hosting 701 national events at its launch to over 5,000 today, Heritage Open Days continues to flourish with more events every year, reflecting the rich and diverse cultural heritage of England and its communities. It’s a chance for communities nationwide to come together to learn, explore and have fun by sharing the treasures on their doorstep.

heritage open day
At last year’s event we welcomed lots of people to the museum for free to see some of the unseen jewels of our collection with our collections team on hand to show them off and chat about them. Treasures from last year included a wheel that measured the miles between Ross Island to the South Pole on the Terra Nova expedition. Weapons collected by Frank Oates during his expeditions to Africa and a elephants foot! We also had on display some of our interesting books including one in which Frank Oates had drawn a picture of a local bird ready to identify properly when he was home.

heritage open day 2017
The event will run from 11am till 4pm but the museum will be open free of charge at 10:30 through to five. You’ll be able to look around the grounds and house totally free! No need to book just come along!