Dr Jenner's House and Garden

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






01453 810631


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.

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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


  • National Trust
  • English Heritage
  • Museums Association

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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



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+


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