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Banting House National Historic Site

442 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 , Canada (Central London)
519-673-1752
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Ranked #14 of 47 attractions in London
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
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London, Canada
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117 reviews 117 reviews
42 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

A great and important historical site. Sir Frederick Banting's home, hence the birthplace of insulin and a cure for diabetes. A great cause and monument in itself. Check out the statue! Why the flame? It will burn until a cure is found. The Queen Mother herself was here for its lighting. Is that not enough for a visit!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I took my 6-year-old daughter here and we really enjoyed learning about the discovery of insulin and the lives of the men who discovered it. We got a personal tour from a very well-informed student, and learned lots. I wouldn't recommend it with younger kids, as it's not aimed at children and there's not much to interest them. It's a... More

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MI
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28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I was hoping for the real interesting museum after all the reviews. Small, cramped building with paying parking + entrance fee for 3 rooms. The guide was hardly informative. There is no development of the subject beside common known factors. The only unique and interesting thing was old medical instruments. However it was only important to us, as medical family.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

As a type 1 diabetic I was very interested in checking this out while in London. What i did not expect was to learn Banting was so much more than the doctor responsible for insulin. He was an artist, war hero and all around amazing Canadian. It diesnt look like much but it was far more than i expected. Very... More

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London, Ontario,Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

The real gem is the curator. His tour of the facility is a must. It could bring you to tears. The moving stories of diabetics coming to celebrate the founder of insulin therapy. Who knew that he was also an accomplished artist.

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Halifax, Canada
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

My family and I planned to visit the site at the end of our trip. We had investigated opening hours ahead of time. There was nobody there and doors were locked. After some waiting we had to leave without seeing it as did the other couple that arrived when we did. From the outside it looks in pretty poor repair.... More

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Williamsville
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51 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

As a person with Type I diabetes for 42 years, I was interested in visiting this site, although I imagine you don't need to have diabetes to appreciate what the Banting House has to offer. The place is open limited hours (officially Tues. - Sat., 12 - 4 PM), and it is staffed by volunteers. Admission is inexpensive ($5 for... More

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

This is a London Ontario hidden treasure and a must visit when in the area. It isn't a wow factor location with tons of advertizing and on most travel destination maps however it should be. it is the home of Banting and birthplace of Insulin. Museum is well laid out and rustic in concept and design - which adds to... More

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Tiverton, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I visited Banting House when my Grandson, Ayden Byle, a diabetic, was received there durng his run across the country to raise funds for a cure for diabetes. It was a very interesting place and, I believe, still searching for a cure forthis insidious disease.

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I was fortunate enough to have a guided tour from Grant Maltman, the museum curator. This was one of the most inspiring places I have ever visited. Recommended for anyone who has a personal connection with Diabetes or who has benefited from Dr. Banting's work. The most moving part of the tour - the small bedroom where the idea for... More

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