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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9BN

01453 810631


About Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Discover the home of the country doctor who changed the world. Situated in the historic market town of Berkeley, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden is the striking Grade II* listed house where Edward Jenner lived for 38 years until his death in 1823. This is where he pioneered vaccination against smallpox, one of the pivotal events in world history. Less than 200 years later, smallpox had been eradicated, the first and only human disease to be wiped off the face of the planet. Today you can discover Jenner’s work and legacy through artefacts and displays and find out more about his wide and varied interests, which included natural history, fossil hunting, music, poetry and hot air ballooning! Outside, you can explore an acre of peaceful grounds and stumble upon the Temple of Vaccinia, where Jenner vaccinated the people of Berkeley free of charge.

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden - Opening Days and Times 2017

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden is open Sunday to Wednesdays from 2 April until 1 October from 12- 5pm. Also Good Friday, the Saturday before Easter and all Saturdays in July and August (12-5pm).

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden is also open every day from Saturday 11 - Wednesday 15 February (12-4pm), Saturday 21 - Wednesday 25 October (12-4pm).

Last admission is one hour before closing.

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden is open year-round to schools, groups and private visits, by arrangement, and have a varied programme of workshops, talks and special events and other activities running throughout the year.

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden - Admission Prices 2017

•    Adults: £6.95
•    Concessions (60+): £5.95
•    Students: £5.95
•    Under 16: £3.95
•    Under 5: Free
•    Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £15.95

Visitors with a valid 2017 Berkeley Castle ticket receive £1 discount on entry. Discounts available for pre-booked groups of 20 or more.

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