Discovery Day in numbers

On August Bank Holiday Monday 2018 we hosted our first ever Discovery Day, a celebration of Jenner’s ongoing legacy.
Here we look back on the event in numbers.
244 visitors

That’s five times as many visitors as we would expect on our busiest days!

9 amazing speakers

Spread over six talks and a debate.

100 miles travelled

Our afternoon weather balloon made it all the way to South London in just under 2 hours, with valuable weather data collected on the way.

2 giant mosaics

Everyone helped out creating a mosaic smallpox virus and a mosaic balloon which will now be displayed in the museum.

10 ploughman’s lunches

We lost track of how many cakes were consumed!

Screenshot from "The Chantry"
200 years back in time

We were delighted to launch our new virtual reality game: The Chantry.