Dr Jenner's House and Garden

Dr Jenner's House and Garden
The Chantry
Berkeley
Gloucestershire
GL13 9BH
England

Website

www.jennermuseum.com

E-mail

info@edwardjenner.co.uk

Telephone

01453 810631

Fax

01453 811690

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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

Opening hours

We will be open to the public from 12 noon -5.00pm Sunday - Wednesday from Sunday 6th April until Sunday 5th October 2014.

In addition we will be open at the same times on Saturdays in July and August, and also from 26th-29th October 2014.

We are open year-round to schools and groups, 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

Discounts

  • National Trust
  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association

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.

Understanding Ivor Gurney

  • 6 November 2014 7:30-9pm

Ivor Gurney, the Gloucestershire composer-poet, spent the last 15 years of his life in a psychiatric hospital, suffering from "delusional insanity". Some biographers have attributed his illness to paranoid schizophrenia, others to bi-polar disorder; some blame 'shell-shock' and the gas he inhaled during the war. Recently there has been speculation that he was suffering from syphilis, based on the fact that, at the City of London Mental Hospital at Dartford, he was innoculated with a "mild form of Malaria", a barbaric treatment commonly used in cases of syphilis, but also used on men suffering psychologically from the effects of war. Does it matter what caused his mood swings, bouts of depression and delusions? In this illustrated talk, Anne Crow will discuss how, through reading his poems, we can come some way to understanding Ivor Gurney.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets cost £5.00 and can be purchased from the museum in advance, or on the door (subject to availability). For more information, and to reserve your ticket, please contact 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk

Website

http://www.jennermuseum.com/events/6-november-understanding-ivor-gurney.html

A magic lantern

The Amazing Magic Lantern Show

  • 20 November 2014 7:30-9pm

Join us as we explore the history of the magic lantern. Patrick and Norma Furley will be bringing their collection of lanterns dating from the late 1700s to the early 1900s and, as well as telling us about the development of this form of entertainment, will be putting on a show of slides, including the first moving glass plates. This promises to be the perfect way to spend a dark winter’s night.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets cost £5.00 and can be purchased from the museum in advance, or on the door (subject to availability). For more information, and to reserve your ticket, please contact 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk

Website

http://www.jennermuseum.com/events/20-november-magic-lanterns.html

Dr Jenner's House Christmas Craft Fair

Christmas Craft Fair

  • 6 December 2014 11am-4pm

Come along to find the perfect gift from our exciting range of stalls selling local unique and handmade crafts, or just treat yourself! There will also be delicious seasonal food and the opportunity to see The Chantry decorated for Christmas.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://jennermuseum.com/events/6-december-christmas-craft-fair.html

Nativity scene

The History of Christmas

  • 11 December 2014 6-9pm

Do most of our traditional Christmas customs come down from ancient pagan times, or were they invented by the Victorians? How old really is the idea of a festival at midwinter, and what has it meant over the centuries? Are there any enduring aspects to Christmas, or has it always been transformed every few generations? And is there anything genuinely Christian about it? Those are some of the questions which this talk by Professor Ronald Hutton sets out to answer. Plus, take the opportunity to look around Dr Jenner's House dressed for the festive season. The museum will be open from 6pm and talk ticket holders will have exclusive access to see Dr Jenner's House dressed for Christmas. The talk will commence at 7:30pm.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Tickets cost £10.00 and include a glass of wine and a mince pie. This is likely to be a very popular talk and so we strongly recommend that you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. For more information, and to reserve your ticket, please contact 01453 810631 or email info@edwardjenner.co.uk

Website

http://www.jennermuseum.com/events/11-dec-the-history-of-christmas.html

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