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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 lot of Reading!

If you are visiting Berkeley Castle you will not have to move the car to visit here its situated... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wendy H
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Gosport, United Kingdom
Surprising!

This attraction requires concentration to appreciate the work of Edward Jenner - it's worth every... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
GrumpyManLovelyLady
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 16 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

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Such an interesting place and a huge amount to take in if you read all the information available. I might need to visit a second time as I felt overloaded with information during my short visit. Lovely Queen Anne style house with wonderful garden containing...More

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

Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden. There is a lot of information in our museum and it can take time to digest it all! Visitors who choose to Gift Aid their tickets to the museum will be...More

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Walked over to this museum having first done a tour of Berkeley Castle (you should visit both venues as they are only a very short walk apart). The museum is well presented though recommend seeing the video first as it puts everything else into a...More

Thank GOMS2013
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 taking the time to write a review of your recent visit to Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden. I am glad you enjoyed your visit. You are correct that there is a lot of textual information in the museum but...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

I went to the Jenner museum many years ago and having revisited with fresh, and I hope more educated eyes I realised the past and current significance of vaccination. However what was unexpected was the sense of calm and a feel for the man, his...More

Thank 820rosies
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 your review of your recent visit to Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden. I am so pleased you enjoyed your second visit even more than your first! I have passed your kind words on to our volunteers and staff, who...More

Reviewed 9 April 2017

This amazed me and was way beyond what I expected, a very pleasant surprise. A great day trip we all loved it and staff only to happy to help.

Thank smb676
Owen G, Manager at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Thanks so much for your review; I'm very glad that you enjoyed your visit to Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden. I'm sure all of our staff and volunteers will be delighted and I look forward to sharing your comments with them.

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grannysattic2017
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
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grannysattic2017
2 March 2017|
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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
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