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Banting House National Historic Site

Neighborhood: East London
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Address: 442 Adelaide St. North, London, Ontario N6B 3H8 , Canada
Phone Number: 519-673-1752
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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A visit to remember!

What an inspiring place and tour... The manager of the place was amazing! We arrived 15 mins before the closing time and he welcomed us very warmly and gave us a complete privaetw... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

What an inspiring place and tour... The manager of the place was amazing! We arrived 15 mins before the closing time and he welcomed us very warmly and gave us a complete privaetw tour in the entire place... the amazing stories about Banting brought tears to my eyes. Don't miss this tour!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

An amazing experience for as I learned so much about Doctor Banting and this great Canadian discover that I never learned before. His artwork with the Group of 7 was an unbelievable surprise. I feel so blessed to have visited to learn about his many different sides, his selfless heroism and his amazing discovery.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

A Mecca for diabetics all around the world. Know about the man who made a significant change in the war against diabetes. The guide was friendly and knew her stuff. the visit leaves one in awe.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It is a veyr significant place if you are into art, war history, loca and medical hisptry. Knowldgebale guides show you the birthplace of insulin.

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London, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Diabetics come from around the world to see the Birthplace of insulin. He was an incredible man and made so many other contributions to health.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Historic, creative, Inspiring, Staff is very knowledgable & welcoming. Truly enjoyed this special House. Plan to attend their fundraiser reception and learn more of Doctor Banting

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London, Canada
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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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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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