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Learnt so much while we were there. The herb garden was very informative too.Staff were friendly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Northof60Me
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NWT, Canada
A genuine hero of medical sciences

Whether visited in isolation or combined on a day trip with adjacent Berkeley Castle, the Jenner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Questers
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Situated in the historic market town of Berkeley, The Chantry is the striking Grade II* listed house where Edward Jenner lived for 38 years until his death in 1823. This is the house from which he pioneered vaccination against smallpox and it is now...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Learnt so much while we were there. The herb garden was very informative too.Staff were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether visited in isolation or combined on a day trip with adjacent Berkeley Castle, the Jenner Museum provides a voyage of discovery for anyone with an interest in the history and development of vaccination. The first vaccine was introduced by British physician Edward Jenner, who...More

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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave us a good review. We're pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and found out so much about Edward Jenner. The Temple of Vaccinia is one of our favourite spots and was recently named by Historic...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Edward Jenner is one of the world's great men. Not many people can claim to be responsible for the saving of millions of lives and eradication a disease but Jenner did just that. He developed a vaccination for small pox, and the rest followed. Here,...More

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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a good review. We're glad you had an enjoyable and interesting visit. We might be a bit biased, but we agree with you that Edward Jenner is one of the world's great men. The museum...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very interesting, informative visit around Dr Jenner's house with exhibits and virtual reality tour about his life and works. If you haven't been before, go quickly because it is only open for three more days before closing for the winter until a possible opening...More

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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and got a chance to try out our new VR game showing the house as it might have looked in Dr Jenner's time. We...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed looking around the house. Has lots of interesting facts and a lady gave a brief about make-up over that period. Shame there was no coffee shop.More

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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Thank you for leaving us a great review. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and the talk about make-up. The short talks are a new addition for this season and have been well received by visitors. The museum used to have a cafe but this...More

Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

Edward Jenner proved in the eighteenth century that safe vaccination against the dreaded smallpox was possible, and promoted it tirelessly, ultimately leading in the last century to the complete worldwide eradication of this terrible disease - and also establishing the whole principle of vaccination and...More

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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the displays fascinating - we hope you managed to learn something about the workings of immunology. We know we're a little...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

Visited Jennner’s house and were surprised at just how good the display and information about Jenner and the science and problems of diseases such as small pox are. Excellent videos, displays, gardens etc make this a visit to remember.More

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LornaB1223, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a brilliant review. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and we exceeded your expectations of what would be here. The video seems to be a particular favourite of our visitors and...More

Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Absolutely loved this visit. Beautiful house with an incredible history including that of its owner. Very friendly helpful volunteers who keep the garden beautiful. Thank youMore

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review and we're pleased you enjoyed your visit. We're a little biased, but we agree the house is beautiful and enjoy sharing its incredible history with visitors. Our wonderful team of garden...More

Reviewed 1 September 2018

Lovely helpful people on reception. Extremely interesting place to visit and to learn more about vaccinations and immunity. The physic garden shows how herbs and plants are used in health matters.More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2018

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We're glad you found the museum interesting. We're very proud of our award-winning, friendly volunteers who take the time to make everyone feel welcome and have a brilliant visit. The Physic...More

Reviewed 30 August 2018

Living locally we have visited the Jenner Museum before and enjoyed our visits but the advert in the local newsletter suggested that there would be a range of activities and talks that would appeal to both adults and children at the Discovery Day and so...More

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Lorna B, Visitor Services Officer at Dr Jenner's House, Museum and Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review and for coming to our Discovery Day. This is the first time we've run this event and we've been overwhelmed with all the brilliant feedback - we're really glad you enjoyed the...More

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grannysattic2017
2 March 2017|
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Thanks for getting in touch. I'm afraid that we are currently closed until Sunday 2 April. From then, we'll be open Sundays to Wednesdays until 1 October, plus Good Friday, the Saturday before Easter and all Saturdays in... More
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grannysattic2017
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Hello and thanks for your question. We're open Sundays to Wednesdays from 2nd April to 1st October 2017, plus Good Friday, the Saturday before Easter and all Saturdays in July and August (all 12-5pm, last admission at 4pm... More
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