House, Gardens & Cafe Open Tuesday - Sunday 10.30 - 17.00

Join as a member and unlock a wide range of benefits, including access to our special entry days and events, private views and more!

Opening Times 2023

4 January - 31 March Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
1 April - 30 June Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.00pm
1 July – 30 September Monday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.00pm
1 October – 31 October Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 5.00pm
1 Nov – 31 December Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4.30pm
Christmas Eve 10.30am - 2.00pm
We are also open on Bank Holidays, and Easter Monday.

Cafe Opening Times 2023

Tuesday - Sunday 10.30am - 4:30pm
We are also open on Bank Holidays, and Easter Monday. Openings may depend on events happening at the museum and in the cafe.

Annual Pass Charges 2023

Adult Full Entry £18.00
Concession Full Entry £17.00
Garden Only £12.00
Under 16 Full Entry £6.00
Under 5 Free
Family Ticket (2A + 3C) £38.00

Annual Passes can be purchased at the front desk or online, they are valid for 12 months from the day you purchased the ticket. You can buy daily tickets ONLINE ONLY these have a discount applied but are only valid one day.


If you have a voucher or offer you can purchase tickets in person, you will need to bring the associated paperwork or card with you.

Come and enjoy a special day out at this fascinating museum which celebrates important individuals in the exploration of the natural world, set in a village surrounded by countryside designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Having paid full admission, guests can enjoy free visits to the museum, except for special events days, for a whole year. View the House and Museum, go for a walk around the delightful gardens and through the Park to see the follies, have lunch or afternoon tea in our Stable Yard Café and visit our gift shop and plant sales area. . Time and energy permitting, walk up the famous Gilbert White’s Zig Zag path through the hanging beech woods, return and tour the grounds. Or just sit and look at one of the most delightful views in the South of England.

Where to find us


Car Park

The car park is up behind Selborne Arms pub car park GU34 3BN.

As a visitor to Gilbert White's House & Gardens you can benefit from free parking when we are open (parking charges apply out of hours for all, including annual pass holders).

All visitors (including annual pass holders) MUST hand in their car registration to Reception every time they visit the site and can only access free parking in our car park during our opening hours.

There is a small car parking charge to those NOT using the museum or café. For those not visiting the museum or café there are 13 signs around the car park that will explain how to pay.  If the car park is full we will endeavor to open the Ewell field for additional parking. This is will be clearly sign posted. Please note it is not always possible for us to open the field for additional parking, as it is weather dependent, and also sometimes hired by private parties.

There is no general visitor parking directly outside the Museum; a car park is provided approximately 50 metres along the High Street. Limited blue badge parking is located in the car park. However, there is one accessible parking bay, located on the opposite side of the road from the Museum, next to the Plestor (village green). We regret that this space is not bookable in advance.

House, Gardens & Cafe

From the car park you can follow the gravel path which will lead you to the house and gardens, from that point follow the signs to the house and garden.

Alternatively you can come out of the car park turn left onto the High Street and follow until your reach our entrance.

Field Studies Centre/ Barn Venue

The barn is located at the very back of the carpark opposite the entrance.


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Cyclists are welcome at the museum and cafe. There are no bicycle racks but plenty of places to lean bicycles & be able to lock them up.

Public Transport

We are keen for our visitors to use more sustainable modes of transport, however we are in rural area so advise that anyone visiting us on public transport research their route before they set off.


Our nearest train stations are Alton and Liss. Both have regular trains to and from London Waterloo, and bus and taxi links.


The 38 bus between Alton and Petersfield runs through Selborne, our nearest bus stop is the Selborne Arms. Please check before you travel as this bus service is limited.


You can get a taxi from Alton, Liss or Petersfield. At Alton there is a taxi rank outside the train station and outside The Swan Hotel.


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