Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden



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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.

Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden
Church Lane, High St, BERKELEY, GL13 9BN
Phone : 01453 810631


  • Parking onsite
  • Parking nearby
  • Stairs to first floor, ground floor accessible
  • Facilities: Entrance ramp, parking, information folder
  • Accessible toilets
Opening Times
  • 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

About The area

Discover Gloucestershire

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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