- 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.
- Picnics Allowed
- Restaurant Onsite
- Onsite Shop
- Snacks Available
- Picnics Allowed
- Wheelchair Friendly
- Toilets Available
- Disabled Toilets Available
- Parking Available On-site
- Pushchair Friendly
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 - October:
Sunday to Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Kids (5-16): £3.95
Family (2 adults, up to 3 kids): £15.95
Under 5's: free
1 hour before closing time
No pets are allowed
Baby food facilities
There are no baby food/milk warming facilities available