Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Dr Jenner's House
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It was from this house in 1796 that Edward Jenner pioneered a vaccination against smallpox and it changed the world.
During his life he was also fascinated by geology, ballooning, poetry and natural history.

Visit this world important site. Find out about Dr Jenner’s life, his hopes, the setbacks and how he changed the world. Immerse yourself in this beautiful, rural country home and explore where history was made.

Venue Type:

Museum, Historic house or home

Opening hours

Seasonal opening times 2017:
Open to the public from 12pm-5pm Sunday-Wednesday until Sunday 1st November.
Last entry is one hour before closing.

We will also be open for Gloucestershire half term from Saturday 21st- Wednesday 25th October.

We are 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.

Admission charges

Adults £6.95
Concessions (60+) £5.95
Students £5.95
Child £3.95 (Children under 5 are free)
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) £15.95


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Collection details

Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Medicine, Personalities

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Edward Jenner and John Hunter: The Apprentice and his Sorcerer

  • 27 September 2017 7:30-9pm

A talk by Professor Gareth Williams, author of 'Angel of Death: the Story of Smallpox':

In 1770, the 21-year-old Edward Jenner went to London to complete his medical training under John Hunter, the anatomist and resurrectionist who would later be recognised as the ‘father of experimental surgery’. Jenner fell under the spell of the charismatic surgeon extraordinary to King George III, while Hunter was captivated by the potential of the young man who quickly became his star pupil.

Tickets cost £5. Please note this talk is in the Old Cyder House Conference Centre at the museum. Doors open at 7pm, the talk will commence at 7:30pm.


Tickets cost £5



Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
Church Lane
GL13 9BH






01453 810631

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