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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Doctor Edward Jenner's House

The man who found a vaccine for smallpox. A true hero. Worth visiting just for what he achieved... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Osric678
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Doctor Jenner is probably responsible for you being alive and well.

Reading about Doctor Jenner brings tears to my eyes. Rarely has one person been responsible for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
HDB660
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Swindon, 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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The man who found a vaccine for smallpox. A true hero. Worth visiting just for what he achieved. Good video introduction upon entry. shop needs a bit more in it to be honest. Nice garden and the temple of Vaccinia is located there. No café...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Reading about Doctor Jenner brings tears to my eyes. Rarely has one person been responsible for saving as many lives whilst also being a thoroughly decent person. I highly recommend you watch the 25 minutes video on offer in one of the rooms. The statistics...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Edward Jenner museum saved from possible closure last year is one of the most important medical museum's anywhere and the story of Edward Jenner and his humble investigation's into creating the small pox vaccination was unique to saving lives throughout the world, a disease...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed November 7, 2018

Learnt so much while we were there. The herb garden was very informative too.Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Owen G, Manager at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded February 17, 2019

Thanks very much for your review, we're all really pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Most of the people you'll have met are volunteers (including our hard-working gardeners who designed the physic garden from scratch); they absolutely love the place, and I hope you'll...More

Reviewed October 25, 2018

Whether visited in isolation or combined on a day trip with adjacent Berkeley Castle, the Jenner Museum provides a voyage of discovery for anyone with an interest in the history and development of vaccination. The first vaccine was introduced by British physician Edward Jenner, who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave us a good review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found out so much about Edward Jenner. The Temple of Vaccinia is one of our favourite spots and was recently named by Historic...More

Reviewed October 23, 2018

Edward Jenner is one of the world's great men. Not many people can claim to be responsible for the saving of millions of lives and eradication a disease but Jenner did just that. He developed a vaccination for small pox, and the rest followed. Here,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review. We're glad you had an enjoyable and interesting visit. We might be a bit biased, but we agree with you that Edward Jenner is one of the world's great men. The museum...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

A very interesting, informative visit around Dr Jenner's house with exhibits and virtual reality tour about his life and works. If you haven't been before, go quickly because it is only open for three more days before closing for the winter until a possible opening...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 22, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and got a chance to try out our new VR game showing the house as it might have looked in Dr Jenner's time. We...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed looking around the house. Has lots of interesting facts and a lady gave a brief about make-up over that period. Shame there was no coffee shop.More

Date of experience: July 2018
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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you for leaving us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the talk about make-up. The short talks are a new addition for this season and have been well received by visitors. The museum used to have a cafe but this...More

Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Edward Jenner proved in the eighteenth century that safe vaccination against the dreaded smallpox was possible, and promoted it tirelessly, ultimately leading in the last century to the complete worldwide eradication of this terrible disease - and also establishing the whole principle of vaccination and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the displays fascinating - we hope you managed to learn something about the workings of immunology. We know we're a little...More

Reviewed September 11, 2018

Visited Jennner’s house and were surprised at just how good the display and information about Jenner and the science and problems of diseases such as small pox are. Excellent videos, displays, gardens etc make this a visit to remember.More

Date of experience: September 2018
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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded September 26, 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a brilliant review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we exceeded your expectations of what would be here. The video seems to be a particular favourite of our visitors and...More

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grannysattic2017
March 2, 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
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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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