Last updated 19/03/2020:
Edward Jenner and the story of the eradication of smallpox shows how we can work together to overcome even the most feared of diseases. Scientists around the world are currently trying to find out more about coronavirus (COVID-19) and create a vaccine. In the meantime, we must take precautions to protect each other.
In line with current government advice, we have taken the decision to postpone the planned 2020 opening of Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden and the whole site will be closed to members of the public until further notice.
These are challenging times for us all. The museum is almost entirely reliant on income from our visitors in the form of ticket sales, shop purchases and donations. This now looks to be at risk and, whilst we are closed, our expenditure will remain largely unchanged as we continue our work to preserve one of the most important sites in medical history. Over the coming days and weeks we will be announcing some ideas about how you can support us this year. At the same time, we want to support you and we will be working hard to continue to share our amazing stories at a distance and hopefully bring a bit of joy to you in the process.
Our phones, emails and social media messages will continue to be checked throughout the closure, however due to a significant change in staff working practices there may be a delay in replying to you and we ask for your patience and understanding at this time.
Anyone concerned about coronavirus can find more information at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Please keep in touch virtually for now and we look forward to welcoming you back to Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden soon.
In line with government advice in relation to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Dr Jenner’s House, Museum and Garden will be closed until further notice. For more information please see here.