Dr Jenner’s House, Museum & Garden

The birthplace of vaccination.

The Chantry, Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire, GL13 9BN

Dr Jenner's House

Experience this house


Free for members
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Hearing loops
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

From Gloucestershire in the 1790s to Somalia in the 1970s, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden traces the impact of one of the pivotal events in world history, in the place where it happened.

This is the house where Edward Jenner, pioneer of vaccination against smallpox, lived and told the world about his work. Less than 200 years later, smallpox had been eradicated, with countless lives saved in the process.

Jenner is also remembered for his wide-ranging interests, from poetry and music to ballooning and fossil hunting. Today you can see Jenner’s Study, explore his garden, including the historic Vinery and the modern Physic Garden, and stand in the Temple of Vaccinia, where Jenner vaccinated the people of Berkeley free of charge.

Opening Times


13 to 17 February, daily from 11am to 4pm.

3 April to 28 September, Sundays to Wednesdays, 11am to 4pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free during normal open times.

Entry is by timed ticket only due to limited space. All tickets (including for Historic Houses members) must be booked online prior to 10:00 on the day of your visit.

Adults: £6.95
Concessions (65+): £5.95
Students (with valid ID): £5.95
Child (5-17): £3.95
Family (2 adults/concessions and up to 3 children): £15.95

Historic Houses members, under 5s, and accompanying carers are admitted free.

Half price entry with National Art Pass.

Half price entry for NHS staff.

Group Visits

Wherever your interests lie, we are sure you will agree that there is something quite remarkable about being in a place ‘where history happened’.

We are open throughout the year to pre-booked groups and our experienced team will work with you to help you plan an enjoyable visit. We also offer a range of extras just for groups, including talks, tours and refreshments.

The group admission rate is £4.25 per person (minimum of 20 visitors), and a minimum fee of £75.00 applies for groups visiting outside of normal opening hours.

For more information please call 01453 810631 or email

Educational Visits

We welcome visits from primary and secondary schools.

A visit to Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden can really help to bring Jenner’s story to life.
This is the place where history happened and our team are experienced at helping teachers and tutors to get the most from their visit. From trails to workshop packs, we have a number of resources to support your visit and ensure your students have a memorable experience which also supports their classroom learning.

  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Hearing loops
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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Dr Jenner painting

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