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.

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Opening hours

Seasonal opening times 2016:
Open to the public from 12 noon -5.00pm Sunday - Wednesday from Sunday 3rd April until Wednesday 28th September 2015. Last entry one hour before closing.

In addition we will be open every day from Sunday 14th - Friday 19th February, Friday 25th - Wednesday 30th March and Sunday 23rd - Friday 28th 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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St Mary's Church, Berkeley, in twilight

Discover Georgian Berkeley

  • 13 May 2016 7-9pm

As part of Museums at Night, we'll be taking you back to Georgian Berkeley in the company of local historian, Peter Yardley. Setting out from The Chantry, a building with a particularly famous Georgian resident, Peter will lead a twilight tour of the historic town of Berkeley, looking at the development of the town in the 1800s and its surprising industrial past.

After the tour, we'll regroup at The Chantry, now Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, for an opportunity to explore the museum after hours and find out how Georgian Berkeley changed the world.

Suitable for

  • 18+





Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
The Chantry
GL13 9BH






01453 810631

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