Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
At the risk of being morbid, you might never have been born if it wasn’t for Edward Jenner. This fine fellow pioneered a vaccine against smallpox in 1796, and this beautiful Queen Anne house was Jenner’s home. The house and the garden, with its thatched Temple of Vaccinia, are much as they were in his day. The displays record Jenner’s life as an 18th-century country doctor, his work on vaccination and his interest in natural history. You can discover the story of a man who changed the world in the house where history was made. Jenner is buried in the chancel of the church.
Facilities – at a glance
Suitable for all child ages
Assist dogs allowed
- Parking onsite
- Parking nearby
- Stairs to first floor, ground floor accessible
- Facilities: Entrance ramp, parking, information folder
- Accessible toilets
- Opening Times: Open 5 Apr-5 Oct, Sun-Wed 12-5 (also Sat Jul-Aug & 26-29 Oct). Open all year by arrangement to schools & groups
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About The area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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