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.
Saturday 16 to Wednesday 20 February (11:00-16:00).
Then Sunday to Wednesday from Sunday 31 March to Wednesday 30 October (11:00-17:00).
Also open Good Friday and Saturdays in Gloucestershire school holidays (specifically: 6 April, 13 April, 19 April, 20 April, 25 May, 27 July, 3 August, 10 August, 17 August, 24 August, 31 August, 26 October).
Located just off the A38 between Bristol and Gloucester, between Junctions 13 and 14 of the M5.
There is limited public transport provision to Berkeley.
The nearest rail station is Cam & Dursley which connects to Gloucester and Bristol Parkway for services to and from London Paddington. There are no direct bus services from Cam & Dursley station to Berkeley, it is a 10 minute walk to connect with the 62 bus route or alternatively there are a number of taxi companies operating in the area (please note there is no taxi rank at Cam & Dursley and you are strongly advised to pre-book transport). The 62 bus service also links Berkeley with Bristol.
Visitors arriving on foot, bike, or public transport receive a 10% discount on standard admission. We are situated on Route 41 of the National Cycle Network.
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
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Historic Houses members visit for free during normal open times.
Concessions (60+): £5.95
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children): £15.95
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
- Access statement available
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
- Hearing loops
- Accessible toilets
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A word from the owner
Did you know, this is the house where Edward Jenner lived from 1785 until his death in 1823.
In 1796, Jenner carried out one of the most famous experiments in the history of medicine, infecting James Phipps with cowpox and then exposing him to smallpox to prove that one disease could protect against the other. Jenner's experiment not only paved the way for the complete eradication
From conferences and training in our dedicated Conference Centre, to fine dining and receptions in our Dining Room, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden makes an ideal choice.
The whole house, the garden, or individual rooms can be hired for your event.
Rooms available include the Conference Room which is fully equipped with data projector and free WiFi and can seat 45 theatre style, and also the historic Dining Room with doors that open out onto the tranquil garden.
Using local caterers, we can also offer refreshments to suit a range of budgets, including sandwiches and hot-fork buffets.
In addition to being a truly unique venue, the site of one of the pivotal events in the history of medicine, Dr Jenner's House is fast becoming known for its warm Gloucestershire welcome and peaceful conference room, which overlooks our beautiful Physic Garden. We look forward to welcoming you.
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.