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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN, England
+44 1453 810631
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Small, but interesting museum

This is a quiet, but important museum. It is the house of Dr. Edward Jenner, a physician and... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
mm1772
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Boston, MA
Home of a medical hero

Small museum of smallpox, inoculation and the career of Dr Jenner. There is a lot of information to... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
KAW687
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London, 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Church Lane, Berkeley GL13 9BN, England
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Reviewed 15 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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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.

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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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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.

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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

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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.More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad your visit was interesting, but I was sorry to hear your legs were too tired after your visit to Berkeley Castle to stand around reading everything. We appreciate there is a lot...More

Reviewed 23 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

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit to Dr Jenner's House. We appreciate there is a lot to see and read, but we were pleased to hear it was worth the effort. The introductory...More

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
Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Hello. Many thanks for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and one of our visitor team was on hand to provide great service. We are within a couple of minutes' walk from both Berkeley...More

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

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

Thank you very much for leaving us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope it brought back memories of your earlier visits. The Physic Garden was a new addition last year and is cared for by our dedicated team of garden...More

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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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