- Museums and Art Galleries
Suitable for ages: Older Children (9-12) and Teenagers (13-18)
Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor
Dr Jenners House is a really interesting place to visit, especially if you are a fan of science or history.
Smallpox, which Jenner called the Speckled Monster, killed 10% of the population, rising to 20% in cities, where it spread more easily. It accounted for a third of child deaths! Discover how the World Heath Organisation managed to conquer this disease only 30 years ago.
Your visit will start with really informative introductory video, then a tour with friendly guides along the way, who really know their stuff. Make sure you don't miss the guided “Ghosts in the Attic' exhibition, its brilliant so you might want to book it in advance.
The displays combine history and science to focus on the important work of this man, how he did it, and the building where it happened. There are also beautiful grounds to explore, with a mysterious woodland area and a lawn that is perfect for a picnic.
Other things to look out for are a wild flower meadow and an insect hotel. Make sure you leave time to see the Temple of Vaccina, which Jenner used as a surgery to vaccinate the poor people in his district for free.
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
Getting There and Contact Information
Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BH, England
Click here to visit Dr Jenners House's website
Standard Opening Times and Pricing
April - September Sundays to Wednesdays, plus Saturdays in August 12.00pm - 5.00pm Also open Sunday 23rd to Friday 28th October 12.00pm - 4.00pm Last admission 1 hour before closing.
Adults: £6.95 Concessions: £5.95 Child: £3.95 Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £15.95 Under 5s go free!