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Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
Church Lane, Berkeley, Gloucestershire GL13 9BN

01453 810631

 
Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden is located in the medieval town of Berkeley
Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden is located in the medieval town of Berkeley


About Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden

Discover the home of the country doctor who changed the world. Situated in the historic market town of Berkeley, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden is the striking Grade II* listed house where Edward Jenner lived for 38 years until his death in 1823. This is where he pioneered vaccination against smallpox, one of the pivotal events in world history. Less than 200 years later, smallpox had been eradicated, the first and only human disease to be wiped off the face of the planet. Today you can discover Jenner’s work and legacy through artefacts and displays and find out more about his wide and varied interests, which included natural history, fossil hunting, music, poetry and hot air ballooning! Outside, you can explore an acre of peaceful grounds and stumble upon the Temple of Vaccinia, where Jenner vaccinated the people of Berkeley free of charge.





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