The Edward Jenner Museum is hoping for a huge injection into the museum from the Wellcome Trust.
The Wellcome Trust is an independent charity funding research to improve human and animal health. Established in 1936 and with an endowment of around £13 billion, it is the UK's largest non-governmental source of funds for biomedical research.
If the Museum's application to the Wellcome Trust for a £2 million
grant is successful there will be major changes to the museum,
including restoring the ground floor to authentic Georgian style, as it
would have been when Dr Jenner lived there. "It would be marvellous to
be able to celebrate the 260th anniversary of Edward Jenner's birth
with a completely re-vamped museum in 2009" said Sarah Parker, Director
of Berkeley‚s Edward Jenner Museum.