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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN, England
+44 1453 810631
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A different venue and a total contrast to the Castle

If you are in the area, do go and visit this small Museum and Garden. There is an excellent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Salisbury, United Kingdom
A really interesting visit to learn about a man who truly changed history

This is a place to learn about a great discovery with international and historical significance. I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
United Kingdom
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Situated in the historic market town of Berkeley, The Chantry is the striking Grade II* listed house where Edward Jenner lived for 38 years until his death in 1823. This is the house from which he pioneered vaccination against smallpox and it is now a museum celebrating his life and legacy. Discover how his work here eventually led to the eradication of smallpox and find out more about his other achievements before relaxing, as Jenner did, in an acre of peaceful gardens.
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Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN, England
+44 1453 810631

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the area, do go and visit this small Museum and Garden. There is an excellent introductory film and a lot about the work of Dr Jenner who really changed our lives for ever. The small garden with herbs used as medicines...More

Thank HoneyD337
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place to learn about a great discovery with international and historical significance. I thought I knew the story but there was much to learn. A really nice little visit, highly recommended.

Thank stephendK8149VR
Reviewed 14 August 2017

A very interesting place. After the disappointment of seeing very little of the Kings cell in the castle, this was a breath of fresh air and made the trip worth it. Had known about Jenner, but to visit where he lived and administered Vaccines was...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 30 July 2017

This was an extremely interesting place and although we found some of the exhibits on smallpox a little harrowing it only served to demonstrate what a remarkable man Dr Jenner was. The garden is small but very attractive and has a beautiful mosaic pyramid on...More

Thank alresfordsabroad
Reviewed 29 June 2017

If you are visiting Berkeley Castle you will not have to move the car to visit here its situated behind the Butterfly House. A lot of interesting reading and photo's but my legs were to tired after the castle visit to stand around reading everything.

Thank Wendy H
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

This attraction requires concentration to appreciate the work of Edward Jenner - it's worth every ounce of effort. A committed scientist and balloonist as well as country doctor, Jenner's contribution to the world's health through developing the smallpox vaccine can be understood and appreciated. The...More

Thank GrumpyManLovelyLady
Reviewed 15 June 2017

My goodness was this a treat. We had such a good visit here with a delightful and very knowledgable lady showing us around. She was happy to answer any questions and was really tested as we were a party of 4; a doctor, 2 science...More

Thank camphillian
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Visited with my husband on a day of sunshine and showers. I have a soft spot for this museum ever since they let me look round in the closed season when I was doing a dissertation on disease eradication back in 1994, and very pleased...More

Thank Polarchick2003
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are visiting Berkeley Castle then do not miss this museum, though it's on quite a different scale. Edward Jenner is one of the most important men of British, indeed world, science, which should be enough to attract a visitor anyway. But his house...More

Thank judith_cutler
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Before our visit to Berkeley I had no idea that this museum existed. We spent well over an hour here watching a video, wandering around the house and garden and learning about Dr Jenner and his work. It was an afternoon well spent and I...More

Thank Holgate1953
Katharine M, Assistant Museum Manager at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden. I am so pleased you enjoyed visiting us. Although a small museum, we have a wealth of information on Dr Jenner, his work and the wider story of vaccination. We...More

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2 March 2017|
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Response from Owen G | Property representative |
Thanks for getting in touch. I'm afraid that we are currently closed until Sunday 2 April. From then, we'll be open Sundays to Wednesdays until 1 October, plus Good Friday, the Saturday before Easter and all Saturdays in... More
2 March 2017|
Response from Owen G | Property representative |
Hello and thanks for your question. We're open Sundays to Wednesdays from 2nd April to 1st October 2017, plus Good Friday, the Saturday before Easter and all Saturdays in July and August (all 12-5pm, last admission at 4pm... More