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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN, England
+44 1453 810631
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The Smallpox Man

It's a rather splendid house in good order which outlines Dr Jenner's interests and takes you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DickTravels
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I had no idea!

I had no idea that Dr. Jenner's house, museum and garden were in Berkeley, or that his development... read more

Reviewed 3 July 2018
Kelly W
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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 1 week ago

It's a rather splendid house in good order which outlines Dr Jenner's interests and takes you through his breakthrough with smallpox. His studies of nature like cuckoos and hedgehogs are well displayed but upstairs it's smallpox. Though I got lost with the T-cells, the explanatory...More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We're pleased you enjoyed your visit to Dr Jenner's House and glad the displays were able to help you understand Jenner's thinking. The study is one of our favourite displays - it's mainly...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I had no idea that Dr. Jenner's house, museum and garden were in Berkeley, or that his development of the smallpox vaccine saved so many lives. Very interesting and important displays about Dr. Jenner, his life and his work. Definitely worth a visit! Be sure...More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We're pleased you discovered us and enjoyed your visit. The introductory video is a favourite of visitors - it really gives an insight in Dr Jenner and helps set the scene for...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

If you know the story of Dr Jenner, cowpox, small pox, and his development of the idea of vaccination you will find this very interesting. The story of smallpox and how it devasted so many around the world is displayed in great detail. In several...More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We're glad you had an interesting visit and are delighted to hear we host one of the best displays on immunology you have seen. We realise there is a lot of...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

Watch the 30 minute film first to give yourself an idea of what it's all about. The rooms are packed with information and the garden contains some interesting features. Allow about an hour. You can get to Jenner's house from Berkeley Castle.More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 May 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a great review. We're glad you had an interesting visit. We know there is a lot of information, but it's such a fascinating story to tell we didn't want to leave any of it out....More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

The displays are very well done, explaining complex medical and historical information clearly. The house is a nice contrast to nearby Berkeley Castle, showing how ordinary people lived.More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit. We know some of the material is very complex and we try to find a good balance - we're glad this came across and you found the...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This is a quiet, but important museum. It is the house of Dr. Edward Jenner, a physician and scientist, who was the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine, the world's first vaccine. Innoculation was already a standard practice, but Jenner discovered that using the less dangerous...More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for taking us the time to leave a great review and we're glad you had an interesting visit. Our museum is very popular with those interested in medical history, and we have visitors who travel from all over the world to see the...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Small museum of smallpox, inoculation and the career of Dr Jenner. There is a lot of information to take in, a nice garden and herb garden.More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and we're glad you had an enjoyable visit. We know there is a lot of information to take in, but this really is a fascinating story to tell and we hope you found it...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

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

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review and we're glad you had an interesting visit. The museum is very different and a lot smaller than the Castle but of no less historical importance. Many visitors enjoy the introductory video, which...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

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.More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for leaving us such a great review, and we're glad you had such an interesting visit. Edward Jenner lived in The Chantry from 1785 until his death in 1823, and was living here whilst writing his Inquiry into vaccination, so you really are...More

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Reviewed 15 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

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Many thanks for leaving us a great review. We're glad you had an interesting visit and we helped to make your trip worthwhile. Edward Jenner lived in The Chantry from 1785 until his death in 1823 and you really were visiting the place where history...More

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grannysattic2017
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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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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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